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…

Marondera Council Audit: 8 Strange Findings

Staff Reporter The recent Marondera Council audit unearthed some shocking findings. Below are excerpts of some of them as stated in the full council minutes of June 4, 2020. BLACKBREW INVESTMENTS/COUNCIL DEAL  The Audit Manager reported that Audit noted that Blackbrew Investments was awarded a contract worth US$ 56, 162.40 for stockpiling of gravel at Lendy Park…

Councilors and Management Clash Over Promotions

STAFF REPORTER Marondera municipality councillors have clashed with council management over the elevation of unqualified staff to positions which are supposed to be held by skilled or semi-skilled workers. There were accusations and counter-accusations between the Councillors and management over the issue with councillors demanding that the concerned workers be stripped of their roles. Management…

Eight Things to Know About Marondera

Staff Reporter Marondera Municipality owns a number of projects meant to improve its revenue collection with some of them faltering due to alleged mismanagement. The local authority has lucrative projects or works that have become ‘white elephants’ due to money shortages. Open Council Marondera researched on some of the council’s projects and other peculiar facts…

Council to Compensate Duped Home Seekers

Staff Reporter The Municipality of Marondera says it will offer residential stands to home-seekers who were duped during political campaigns four years ago after they were made to pay various amounts of money. In 2015, during a Zanu PF by-election campaign for the then vacant Marondera Central seat, thousands of people were made to pay…

Marondera Receives $7. 7M Devolution Funds

Own Correspondent MARONDERA- The Municipality of Marondera has received ZWL$7. 775million from the central government under the ongoing devolution programme and most of funds have already been used in helping to improve the town’s service delivery. In an interview, Marondera Mayor Chengetai Murowa said they were grateful to the government for the bail out as…