MDC Alliance Fires ‘Sell Out’ Councillors

By Correspondent The MDC-Alliance Marondera District chapter has fired three councillors who voted for an MDC-T candidate during the mayoral elections held recently. The expelled are the newly elected Mayor Simbarashe Nyahuye (Dombotombo), Mubaiwa Dzvuke (Nyameni), and Dominic Matangira (Cherima). The three will soon be replaced by shadow Councillors from the MDC-Alliance. Nyahuye ascended to…

Councilors Demand Free Graves

Staff Reporter Marondera Municipality councillors are demanding authority to issue free graves at all cemeteries in the farming town in a move that will see the local authority losing meaningful revenue. The demands were however met with resistance by council management which ordered the councillors to approach the District Development Coordinator (DDC) whose office deal…

Council Agrees Payment Plans with SMEs

By Correspondent The Marondera Municipality has agreed to meet and discuss lenient rates payment methods with SMEs who are struggling during Covid19 lockdown. Speaking at the Zimbabwe National Editors Forum dialogue discussing impacts of COVID-19 in Marondera Mayor Cllr Chengetai Murowa said there are going to engage informal sectors and SMEs representative. “We want to…

Marondera Council to Reposses All Beerhalls

STAFF REPORTER MARONDERA-Marondera Municipality has resolved to reposes all its beer outlets that are being leased to individuals as most of the tenants are failing to pay their rentals to the local authority. This information, also confirmed by Marondera Municipality Mayor, Cllr Chengetai Murowa, is contained in the recent Full Council meeting minutes. The Chairman…

Residents Owe Marondera Council $28m

Staff Reporter The Municipality of Marondera is being owed a whopping $28m by residents who are currently struggling to pay rates given the current harsh economic conditions. The non-payment of rates has also paralysed the local authority that is currently struggling with service delivery issues and workers’ salaries among other things. Marondera Mayor Chengetai Murowa…