US$12K Goes Missing At Masvingo Council

By Correspondent Masvingo City Council has failed to account for over US$12 000 in funds from business license fees according to an audit report. Acting Auditor General Rhea Kujinga said investigations have shown a disparity in money from business licenses and billboards rentals. “The Council had an unreconciled variance of ZWL68 million on revenue from […]

The One Day Mayor; The Story of Shantiel Chiwara

By Correspondent When she was elected as the new 25 year old Masvingo Mayor Shantiel Chiwara was hailed as a groundbreaking achievement in local politics. She was the youngest Mayor and the first female Mayor for Masvingo. A graduate with a BComm (Hons) Banking, Masters in Strategic Management student and a teller at POSB after […]

Shortage Of Mental Health Drugs Hits Masvingo

By Tonderai Saharo Masvingo city council’s four clinics have been crippled with a shortage of anti-psychotic drugs. This comes amid a surge of mental health patients seeking services at the local authority’s health centers. Council’s Health and Environmental Committee indicated that council clinics on average receive 107 mental patients per month. The patients have varying […]

Female Politicians Struggle in Zibagwe

By Correspondent Female politicians struggled once again in the recent election as only one politician out of 33 was directly elected in the Zibagwe Rural District Council (ZRDC). Idirashe Dongo, from ZANU-PF, is the only elected councilor. She was elected for her second term for Ward 30 unopposed. Dongo was also elected unopposed to the […]

Council Police Defraud Masvingo of US$4K

By Correspondent Seven Masvingo Municipal police officers defrauded the local authority of over US$4000 in a prepared parking disc scam. The fraud was unearthed by the local authority’s Chief Internal Auditor Dorcus Makusha. Her office was conducting investigations on the issuance of free parking discs to Masvingo’s senior citizens. “It was noted that most vehicles […]

CCC Councilors Urged To Resist Central Gvt Interference

By Tonderai Saharo The newly elected Masvingo city councilors have been urged to resist interference from Central Government if service delivery is to improve. Masvingo United Residents and Ratepayers Alliance (MURRA) spokesperson Godfrey Mtimba made the call. Mtimba said service delivery has been nose dividing for the past two decades as previous councilors were failing […]

CCC Reported to ZEC Over Intimidation Tactics

By Correspondent An aspiring independent councilor in Masvingo has reported CCC to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commision accusing it of intimidating his supporters. Edmond Maruta filed his papers as an independent candidate after failing to make it during CCC’s internal process. He is eyeing the Ward 1 council seat. “My supporters are being intimidated and CCC […]

Mumps Outbreak Hits Masvingo

By Correspondent Masvingo City Council’s Health Department has raised a red flag over an outbreak of mumps virus (makwirikwizha) in council schools. In a statement it said the increase in cases of mumps has become a cause of concern for council. The outbreak has disrupted learning and is likely to go out of hand in […]

I Was Sexually Abused- CCC Candidate Reveals

By Correspondent A Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) aspiring council candidate says she faced sexual harassment during her campaign in the party. Shantel Chiwara, 26, says she was intimidated and suffered due to lack of resources before winning the contest. “Most people, especially women, can’t stand to see another female rising to the top politically. […]

Masvingo Gets Military Doctor After Public Outcry

By Correspondent After ten years without a doctor, Masvingo city council has engaged a military medical doctor to be a part-time medical officer at its four clinics. The move to engage Medical Officer 4 Infantry Brigade Dr Magadzire Matsvaire followed an outcry from rate-payers. MCC Public Relations Officer Ashely Jinjika said the city fathers listened […]