CCC’s Murowa Elected Mayor For The Second Time

By Correspondent Ward 1 Councillor Chengetai Murowa (CCC) was unanimously elected Marondera Mayor this week after all contestants withdrew. This is the second time after he was also previously the town Mayor after the 2018 elections. Murowa’s latest election follows the recalling of incumbent Mayor Abel Nyakarombo and four other councilors. They were recalled by […]

Council Official Arrested For Storing Vegetables in Public Toilet

By Correspondent Marondera residents were left in shock after a council employee turned functional public toilets into a storage room for vendors. The council official, only named as Mr Luis, would charge US$0.50 to store various vegetable perishables for the vendors. The council-owned toilet is functional and is used by people during the day. However, […]

Ex-Councilor Refuses To Vacate Council House For 20 Years

Staff Reporter Murewa Rural District Council (MRDC) has failed to evict a former council chairperson from a council house in Macheke which he has been occupying for more than 20 years without paying rent. The information has been released in the latest audit report on local authorities for the 2022 financial year. Acting Auditor General […]

Here Are Your Councilors And Their Contacts

By Correspondent The August 23 elections brought along new faces at the Marondera council chambers. The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) got to the majority of councillors. Below is the list of the councillors and their contacts. Ward 1 Chengetai Murowa (CCC)-0776092786 Ward 2 More Mharadza(CCC)- 0712245730 Ward 3 Bornface Tagwireyi (CCC)-0773153491 (Deputy Mayor) Ward […]

Council Bails Out PWDs

Our Correspondent The Municipality of Marondera has begun providing transport to People With Disabilities (PWDs), a move meant to include them in ongoing budget consultations. A number of PWDs have been failing to attend the meetings due to mobility challenges. Marondera Mayor Abel Nyakarombo confirmed the development. He said the CCC-led council will make sure […]

CCC Relegates ZANU-PF to Fringe Committees

By Correspondent The opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has taken over control of all strategic council committees in Marondera. This has relegated the ruling ZANU-PF to fringe positions in the town council. Ward 11 councilor Saizi Vilela will lead the Health, Housing and Community Services committee. The Human Capital Services committee will be chaired […]

Nyakarombo Clinches Mayoral Post Uncontested

Our Correspondent Ward 8 Councillor Abel Nyakarombo was on Tuesday elected as Marondera Mayor after Zanu PF councillors walked out of the meeting. His party, CCC won in nine out of the twelve wards in the farming town, about 74km East of Harare. Nyakarombo will be deputised by Ward 3 councillor (CCC) Bornface Tagwireyi who […]

Conflict: CCC Holds Interviews For Mayoral Post

Our Correspondent The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has resorted to interviewing its councilors in a move meant to resolve divisions created over the mayoral post. A total of four CCC councillors declared their interests in contesting for the post. This has resulted in massive smear campaigns and mudslinging within CCC. Open Council Marondera has […]

Council Engages Debt Collectors Over ZWL$3B Debt

By Correspondent Marondera municipality has engaged debt collectors as it goes after over ZWL$3 billion owed by ratepayers. The council is owed money by residents, the business community and other ratepayers. Council Public Relations Officer Mr Kudakwashe Tapfumaneyi said they have a variety of measures to recoup the money. ‚ÄúCouncil is owed about ZWL$ 3billion […]

Council Paying $150M ZESA Charges Per Month

BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA The Municipality of Marondera is thinking of reverting to solar energy as it is struggling to deal with ZESA tariffs. Council management revealed this during a recent full council meeting. It was reported that millions of dollars (ZWL) are being channeled to pay electricity bills. “The expenditure accountant reported that ZESA tariff […]