Bloodletting in MDC as Marondera Mayor is Suspended

By Correspondent The MDC-Alliance has suspended Marondera Mayor Chengetai Murowa on allegations of ‘double dipping’ and disrespecting party leaders, Open Council Marondera (OCM) has learnt. The premier is being accused of working in cahoots with the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T in Marondera District among them provincial administrator Wellington Makonese. The suspension move was triggered by mobile…

MDC Councilors Fight as Factional Frictions Heat Up

Staff Reporter The political frictions arising from leadership contests in the opposition MDC have intensified in Marondera leading to physical altercations between Councilors during Council business. Recently Clr Simbarashe Nyahuye, suspected by fellow Councilors of aligning with Douglas Mwonzora, was involved in an altercation with another Councilor Charles Ngwena. Nyahuye is being haunted by the…

Marondera Council to Dollarise

By Correspondent The Municipality of Marondera has sought government approval to levy rates in United States Dollars a move which, if approved, would allow them to provide 100% service delivery, according to the Town’s Mayor. The local authority is struggling to provide clean water and regularly collect refuse as it is finding it difficult to…

Prominent Space Baron Blacklisted

By Staff Reporter Prominent Marondera space Stembile Musikavanhu has been blacklisted by the Marondera Council and no longer allowed to acquire any operating space. This follows allegations of fuelling disharmony at the main bus terminus in town where she was operating from. The space baron, commonly known as Mai Kiri also stands accused of smuggling-in partisan…

Council Pays Builders with Stands

By Staff Reporter The Municipality of Marondera is set to allocate residential stands to more than 60 builders who constructed council schools and clinics in the past years. The bricklayers who operate under the banner Umbuca rendered their services in the construction of Chitepo and Cherutombo Primary schools and toilets among other buildings for free…

Abandoned Police Station Turned into Clinic

By Staff Reporter Marondera Municipality has resolved to convert a former police station into a clinic after the security forces abandoned it following a mob attack during last year’s demonstrations. Once operational, the clinic will benefit close to 20 000 residents from Dombotombo and Rujeko suburbs who are currently being serviced by Dombotombo Clinic situated…

RTGS Payments Paralyse Service Delivery

By Staff Reporter The Municipality of Marondera is currently struggling to effect normal service delivery due to payments done in local currency as the economy continues dollarising. This publication is reliably informed that the local authority has on numerous occasions approached the Local Government Ministry seeking permission to accept rates in foreign currency but in…