Articles tagged 'local government'

Vendors, forex dealers back in town 14 November 2017 HARARE - Government seems to have lost the war against vendors and illegal foreign currency dealers, as most of the informal traders are trickling back into the Harare CBD, despite a massive joint police and council blitz against them. About a month ago, President Robert Mugabe ordered authori...
Court pardons 'poor' vendors 8 November 2017 HARARE - A Harare court yesterday pardoned scores of vendors — some of no fixed aboard — who were rounded up and arrested by police for selling their wares at undesignated sites, on account that they were too poor to pay fines. The vendors, to their credit, did not waste the court’s time as th...
Vendors, forex dealers, challenge Mugabe 1 November 2017 HARARE - Disgruntled vendors, touts and foreign currency dealers in Harare yesterday gave President Robert Mugabe a two-week ultimatum to stop the police from harassing and confiscating their wares. About a fortnight ago, Mugabe ordered authorities to flush out vendors and other informal trade...
Kasukuwere, mayor clash over town clerk 31 October 2017 HARARE - Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni is headed for another showdown with Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere after he wrote to the Local Government Board (LGB) protesting against the minister’s decision to block the appointment of Hatfield MDC legislator Tapiwa Mashakada to the posit...
Create jobs to end vending: MDC 14 October 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC has said vendors are unfortunate victims of President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF regime, and said they will not leave the streets until the unemployment crisis has been addressed. This comes after Mugabe complained that the streets of Harare are now very dirty bec...
Zvorwadza granted bail 13 October 2017 HARARE - National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe leader Sten Zvorwadza was hauled before the courts yesterday for allegedly insulting President Robert Mugabe. He was charged in connection with remarks he made in an interview with the Daily News in response to an edict issued by Mugabe ordering vend...
'Deal with vendors, parking marshals' 2 October 2017 HARARE - Harare's business community has urged council to deal with vendors and parking marshals who are slowly driving business out of the city. Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce president Christopher Mugaga told stakeholders during a pre-budget consultative meeting that annually business...
Kasukuwere suspends 3 Hre councillors 7 August 2017 HARARE - Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere has suspended three Harare City (HCC) councillors over their alleged involvement in a $31 million tender scam. Councillors Wilton Janjazi, Urayayi Mangwiro, and Paula Macharangwanda sat in the HCC procurement board which allegedly awarded a...
Suspended Chi-Town mayor sues Kasukuwere 1 July 2017 HARARE - Suspended Chitungwiza mayor Philip Mutoti has dragged Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere to the High Court in a bid to set aside the minister’s decision to set up an independent tribunal to probe him on graft charges. This comes after Kasukuwere suspended all 26 councillors ...
Chi-Town councillors hauled before tribunal 8 June 2017 HARARE - Suspended Chitungwiza councillors will soon appear before a tribunal appointed by Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere to determine their fate on corruption allegations. In an interview with the Daily News, Kasukuwere said those found guilty will have to face the music. In ...
Mayor ordered to surrender $63k car 31 May 2017 BULAWAYO - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC has ordered the council here to immediately put on sale one of the two recently purchased mayoral vehicles, with the proceeds to be channelled towards service delivery. The city's mayor Martin Moyo recently took delivery of a $118 000 Mercedes Benz GLE ...
Shops boycott paying rates over vendors 22 May 2017 HARARE - Harare CBD shop operators are now boycotting paying rates arguing the influx of vendors is dampening their businesses. Acting town clerk Josephine Ncube told councillors of the informal sector committee that the boycott was in protest over vendors eating into their profits while they ...
Kasukuwere sets police on councillors 8 May 2017 HARARE - Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere says police should now move in to arrest “corrupt” Chitungwiza councillors, who he suspended a fortnight ago on graft charges. Kasukuwere suspended all Chitungwiza councillors, who are predominately drawn from the opposition, drawing the ir...
PICS: Anti-Kasukuwere demo 3 April 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF members protest against the party's national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere in Bindura on Monday.  
Angry Kasukuwere pans Zanu PF foes 27 March 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF national political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, says some ruling party bigwigs who are allegedly plotting to remove President Robert Mugabe from power have also now hijacked programmes of the former liberation movement's women's league to advance their “successionist” agendas. ...
Byo mayor defends $118k Mercedes Benz 12 March 2017 BULAWAYO - Our Bulawayo reporter Jeffrey Muvundusi sits down with mayor Martin Moyo. Below are excerpts of the interview. Q: Honourable mayor, how best can you describe your tenure from the time you took over? A: My tenure in office has been characterised by mixed fortunes. I suffered the p...
RDCs count the cost of land levy loss 12 March 2017 MUTARE - Rural district councils (RDCs) have slammed the transfer of the collection of land development levy in resettlement areas from RDCs to the Lands ministry, saying the move was starving them of revenue. The changes were ushered in through the Public Finance Management Amendment Act, 201...
Kombayi lodges court appeal against expulsion 12 March 2017 BULAWAYO - Former Gweru mayor Hamutendi Kombayi has appealed to the High Court here to compel the government to set aside the decision by an independent tribunal to expel him. This comes after Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere last month expelled Kombayi and ward 4 councillor, Kenne...
Kasukuwere mauls Mnangagwa supporters 25 January 2017 HARARE - In a fresh assault on Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's allies — as Zanu PF's ugly tribal, factional and succession wars continue to burn hot — Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere has once again described them as a bunch of “drunkards” who allegedly think that the ruling party...
'Land barons hide behind politicians' 23 January 2017 HARARE - Local Government authorities are scared of reining-in land barons as they are spooked by the politicians' names given to the rogue developers' cooperatives, National Housing ministry permanent secretary George Mlilo said. This comes as land barons continue to dupe unsuspecting despera...
Police, vendors clash in typhoid crackdown 22 January 2017 HARARE - Vendor Tapiwa Gumande quickly gathers her tomatoes and onions from the pavement and throws them in a box as she takes to her heels, fleeing from a joint taskforce of State and municipal police. In the process, about five of her tomatoes spill to the ground, but she does not look back ...
Council gives vendors 48-hour ultimatum 11 January 2017 HARARE - Vendors operating in Harare's Central Business District (CBD) have been given a 48-hour ultimatum to cease operations as Harare City Council (HCC) moves to ban hawking. The ban — formulated by a joint taskforce of ministries of Health, Local Government, Environment and Small to Medium...
Kasukuwere sues Zimpapers 9 November 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere says allegations that he corruptly allocated land to his friends and relatives are part of a grand plot by his foes in the deeply-divided ruling party to smear his name and increase their chances of succeeding President Robert Mugabe. Kas...
Zanu PF dragged to court over stands 30 October 2016 HARARE - A residents lobby group has challenged Zanu PF land parcelling to thousands of its youths, by filing a lawsuit at the High Court where it is seeking to have it declared illegal and discriminatory. Zanu PF is parcelling out thousands of hectares in undeveloped land to its youths in a m...
After Moyo, 'Tyson' also faces the gun 26 October 2016 HARARE - Local Government minister, Saviour Kasukuwere, is the latest minister in recent weeks to formally come under the cosh from his own constituency, as Zanu PF's seemingly unstoppable factional and succession wars continue to rip the former liberation movement apart. Kasukuwere, also Zanu...