Khupe Candidate Wins Mayor’s Post

By Correspondent MDC-T’s Simbarashe Nyahuye emerged the winner on Tuesday during a tight contest for the post of Marondera Mayor left vacant following the recent expulsion of five councillors. Nyahuye garnered four votes while MDC-Alliance preferred candidate Bornface Tagwireyi polled three. MDC Alliance Shocked Nyahuye’s victory came as a shock to many MDC-Alliance party members…

Marondera Mayor and Councilors Recalled

By Staff Reporter The MDC-T has expelled five Marondera councillors including Mayor Chengetai Murowa for allegedly being aligned to the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC-Alliance. Total of 5 Councilors Recalled Apart from Murowa, the other councillors who were fired include Size Vilela (ward 11), Charles Ngwena (ward 4), Wonder Siriya (ward 6) and Misheck Manyere (ward 5).…

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…

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…