Masvingo, The Capital City That Never Was

By Correspondent Masvingo derives its name from the national shrine of the country, the Great Zimbabwe National Monument. It is a Shona (indigenous language) name, which means “Building Made out of Stones”. The City, was resuscitated in 1890 by a British Pioneer Column. The Column had identified the area as ideal for a capital city […]

List of Masvingo Councillors And Contacts

By Correspondent After the 2023 elections Masvingo City Council has a new group of local authority leaders. Below we provide the full list with the Ward Councillor and his or her contact numbers. Only the Ward 2 Councillor is missing from the list. Sabina Chikwangwani, Councilor Ward 1 Contact- +263 777 509 842 Maxwell Madhuna […]

6 Towns On A Stranger Than Fiction Path

By Correspondent The poor economy is messing with the brains of many local authorities across the country leading to not-so-funny decisions. Across the country many are devising crude and enraging ways of making ends meet. Kwekwe Kwekwe City Council has introduced a road levy as it seeks to repair the city’s poor road network. At […]

After Chinese Failure, Masvingo Switches To IDBZ For US$70m

By Correspondent Masvingo’s pending US$70 million water augmentation project with Infrastructural Development Bank of Zimbabwe could change the water situation for the old town. The water project seeks to raise Council’s daily water output from 30 megalitres to 60 megalitres. Council has roped in IDBZ to help raise the money required to roll-out the water […]

Cllr Scoffs At New Allowance, Demands Motorbike

By Correspondent Masvingo City Councillor for Ward 9, Benard Muchokwa, has dismissed as peanuts recent Council allowance increments. Instead, Muchokwa said the Ministry of Local Government should provide motorbikes together with better allowances. “There is no increament to talk of here.“The money is less that US$50 if we want to convert it. “Councilors are just […]

Masvingo Left With 2 Months Water Chemical Supplies

By Correspondent Masvingo City is left with only two months supply of critical water treatment chemicals. This was revealed by the Public Works Committee during  a recent full council meeting. “On water treatment chemical stock levels,  Aluminium Sulphate would last for about 65 days. “Hydrated lime was stocked to meet requirements for the next 34 […]

Sixty-Six Illegal Masvingo Settlers Acquited

By Correspondent Sixty-six (66) Masvingo villagers accused of illegally occupying state land have been acquited at Masvingo Magistrate’s Court. The villagers were found not guilty by Magistrate Farai Gwitima at the close of the State’s case. The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights represented them. “We have ended the persecution of 66 villagers in Masvingo province, […]

December Windfall For Masvingo Council

By Correspondent Masvingo City council pocketed over ZWL$70 billion in December alone a feat achieved through robust revenue collection strategy. Finance Committee minutes show that the total revenue for the period up to 31 December 2023 amounted to ZWL$71,111,265,650.95. The total revenue collected constituted 84% of the budgeted revenue for the period. The initial target […]

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 […]