Zimdancehall Holds Some Lessons For Council

By Wisdom Mumera Zimdancehall has been a self-made guy with equal measures of talent and stupidity conveyed creatively as conscious artistic creations. The organic yin yang nature of nonsense and acute wisdom encapsulated within its street lingo lyrics means many enjoy it with both revulsion and pornographic contentment. In public you revile it but in […]

Eight Traffic Officers Suspended Over Extortion

By Correspondent Eight Harare City Council police officers have been suspended over allegations of illegal activities in the line of duty. Some of them were identified by victims at a parade. According to Council, the officer will go through the normal disciplinary hearings. In a statement Council said appropriate action will be taken against all […]

Mutoko Acquires First Refuse Compactor

By Correspondent Mutoko District Council (RDC) has bought its first refuse compactor, a development which will result in a cleaner environment in the rapidly expanding town. Mutoko council has been using a tractor to collect refuse in the whole town. The purchase is expected to help improve service delivery in the area of refuse collection […]

Council Workers Go On Strike

By Lovemore Chazingwa Kadoma Council workers have resolved to go on strike until their working conditions are improved. The workers this week resolved to work for only 15 hours per week. They shall commence work at 11am and stop at 3pm daily. “This letter serves to notify that City of Kadoma employees have decided to […]

Harare Regularises 44K Illegal Stands

By Correspondent Harare City Council has already regularised over 40 000 stands in its ongoing exercise. This was revealed by the council Chairperson of the Environmental Management Committee Clr Blessing Duma. “So far we are 60% done in terms of investigations to see if the areas are suitable for human settlement. “We have regularised 44 […]

Chiwenga Returns to Mbare With 2018 Promises

By Correspondent Vice President Chiwenga has accused the opposition of blocking plans to rehabilitate Mbare flats 5 years after the initial pledge. Chiwenga said opposition councillors had blocked the program “I came here in 2018 and talked about Matapi and Shawasha flats. “(I said that) places like these, together with Sakubva (Mutare), Mkoba (Gweru) and […]

Council Regularizes 5000 Illegal Stands

By Correspondent Over 5000 illegal stands are set to be regularised by Council in a move that will cover 24 illegal settlements. This was revealed by council Committee Chairperson on Housing Blessing Duma. “Council is set to regularize 5066 stands in 24 illegal settlements with beneficiaries now required to undertake necessary servicing process after surveying […]

Chitown Acting Mayor Dumps Council for Parliament

By Staff Reporter Chitungwiza’s Acting Mayor, Kiven Mutimbanyoka will not return to council after the elections as he successfully contested to represent ZANU PF as the Parliamentary candidate for Zengeza East. Mutimbanyoka became acting mayor after former Chitungwiza Mayor Lovemore Maiko was recalled by MDC leader Douglas Mwonzora in March 2022. Maiko was accused of […]

Council Workers Vow to Vote for ZANU PF

By Correspondent Some Harare City Council workers have vowed to vote for ZANU PF in the 2023 elections as they accuse the opposition of being responsible for their salary problems. The majority of councillors at Harare City Council are opposition councilors. Workers who spoke to Open Council, accused politicians of being insensitive to their plight […]

Mthuli Threatens Harare’s Devolution Funds Over Absent Billing System

By Correspondent Harare faces a dire situation as Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has threatened to withhold devolution funds from the capital until it has a functional billing system. The news was delivered by Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume to fellow Councilors during a recent meeting. According to Council minutes, the Mayor reported that the “Minister of […]