Chiwara Seeks To Reenact History; There Are 3 Obstacles

By Correspondent Four candidates are vying for the Masvingo Ward 2 council seat and below we profile them and their chances. Shantel Yeukai Chiwara She is the Citizens Coaltion for Change (CCC) official candidate who was also recalled creating the current vacancy. Critics say she will benefit most from a sympathy vote from the electorate […]

Moyo Approves Masvingo Council’s 2023 Budget

By Correspondent Local Government Minister July Moyo has approved Masvingo City Council’s US$23.6 million budget for the 2023 financial year. The budget is pegged in foreign currency but residents will however settle their bills in local currency at the prevailing interbank rate of the day. “The total budget is US$ 23.6 million of which US$17 […]

New By-Laws For Masvingo

By Correspondent Masvingo City Council intends to add 12 more by-laws to the recently crafted 18 to areas that were previously not covered as the local authority moves in to maintain law and order in the city. The local authority in October proposed 18 by-laws, which were crafted for the purposes of regulating various activities […]

List of Masvingo’s 2022 Council Projects

By Correspondent As the year 2022 comes to an end Open Council managed to track some of the capital projects Masvingo City council undertook during the year under review. Below we present the projects and their cost: Rujeko Secondary Rujeko Secondary School is the first Masvingo City Council high school which opened its doors this […]

Rabies Headache For Masvingo

By Correspondent Masvingo residents are calling for a dog tie up order as the city is witnessing a surge in dog bites, coupled by the shortage of rabies vaccines in council clinics. Information obtained from the Ministry of Health and Child Care officials in Masvingo indicated that the city has already recorded at least 10 […]

Diaper Debacle For Masvingo

By Tonderai Saharo The flagrant disposal of diapers in Masvingo has become a cause of concern for residents and Masvingo City council with both parties at each other’s throats over the issue. Residents are accusing Council’s refuse collection department of refusing to collect diapers from refuse bins an allegation denied by the latter. Masvingo collects […]

The Masvingo Cemetery With Disappearing Graves

By Correspondent Masvingo residents have turned the city’s pioneering cemetery into a dumping site as Council continues struggling with refuse management. Jairos Jiri cemetery, located in the vicinity of Runyararo West high density suburb, is the final resting place of pioneering black residents in the then Fort Victoria, but now resembles a garbage site. Prominent […]

ZANU PF Councilor Sponsors Professional Mourners

By Correspondent Masvingo City Deputy Mayor and ZANU PF councilor for Ward 6 Wellington Mahwende has got tongues wagging with his mourning club which has been going around hijacking funerals in Masvingo. Critics say Mahwende has been canvassing for votes for his re-election and that of his party in next year’s elections by sponsoring a […]