Articles tagged 'mbare'

Harare yet to compensate Mbare flood victims 5 January 2019 HARARE - Mbare residents affected by the 2016/2017 floods are yet to be compensated two years after winning the High Court lawsuit against Harare City Council. Residents who spoke to the Daily News said they have not received any of the $58 000 that they were awarded then by Justice David Mang...
Uncle Epaton pushes Epworth onto Zimdancehall map 8 October 2018 HARARE – Rising dancehall chanter Uncle Epaton is determined to put his neighbourhood Epworth on the map and vowed to advance clean lyrics. Dancehall is known for camps such as Mbare, Highfield and Dzivaresekwa (DZ). [GoogleAd] The chanter is known for the raw version of the Panomhanya M...
Tenants locked out at Matapi 28 September 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) is locking out defaulting tenants at Matapi flats in Mbare who owe significant amounts in rentals. The tenants have been at loggerheads with council over their failure to pay rent and electricity bills. It was revealed during a 100-day Rapid Results Re...
Ghetto's Unplugged version on cards 5 September 2018 HARARE - Zimdancehall promoters have joined hands to organise a ghetto version of Unplugged so as to afford marginalised ghetto youths a feel of the popular monthly funfair family event. Dubbed the Mwamuka Street Unplugged, the event is scheduled for October 7 in Harare's oldest suburb of Mbar...
Prepaid electricity meters for Mbare flats 29 March 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) will soon install prepaid electricity meters at all its 58 Mbare flats. HCC spokesperson Michael Chideme said council has been paying high electricity bills for the flats, which have 7 334 units. This comes as the city had on countless occasions engaged re...
Zim is not the banana republic of western fancy 20 November 2017 HARARE - On Friday, an office worker at a government building took down President Robert Mugabe's portrait to dust it, as she has done every day for years. Then she paused, unsure whether to put it back up. The portrait is everywhere, from supermarkets, offices and banks. There he is — M...
Council shuts Mbare terminus 16 October 2017 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) will temporarily close the iconic Mbare bus terminus for two days from today to allow for renovations. The closure will also allow council to fence menacing touts off the terminus. In a statement yesterday, HCC corporate communications manager Michael Chid...
Harare council to lose property 2 September 2017 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) risks losing its property as Mbare residents, who successfully sued it after blocked drains caused flooding of their homes, have secured a writ of execution. Speaking to the Daily News this week, the lawyer representing the 43 residents, Allan Moyo, said they...
Volunteer workers fight Harare council 4 April 2017 HARARE - Volunteer workers are up in arms with the Harare City Council (HCC), accusing the local authority of giving them empty job promises. During a tour of Mbare last week, hundreds of the volunteer community anti-litter monitors complained that council has been lying to them for more than ...
Mbare homes flooded again 10 March 2017 HARARE - Fuming Mbare residents yesterday subjected a City of Harare (HCC) engineer to all manner of insults after incessant rains flooded their homes and destroyed their property again. The local authority had set a January 31 deadline to improve drainage. Apparently, the drainage ways wer...
Contaminated boreholes to be decommissioned 2 February 2017 HARARE - Harare boreholes confirmed to be contaminated will be decommissioned, council spokesperson Michael Chideme has said. This comes on the back of a typhoid outbreak — believed to have been caused by contaminated borehole water — in Mbare, which has so far claimed two lives. In relatio...
Doctors slam failure to contain typhoid 12 January 2017 HARARE - Rights doctors have been profoundly dismayed by watching citizens, mainly children, suffer and die because of a preventable disease such as typhoid. Zimbabwe is scrambling to contain the outbreak of typhoid following at least two deaths and more than 100 suspected cases of the bacteri...
Mbare floods victims may not get compensation: Mayor 11 January 2017 HARARE - Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has said Mbare residents who are claiming $57 000 in compensation following damage to their property by flooding may not get anything. The affected residents have dragged the Harare City Council to court over the matter. Manyenyeni confirmed to the D...
Demolish Mbare complex: Kasukuwere 6 January 2017 HARARE - Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere has said the Gulf Sunshine Bazaar shopping complex in Mbare must be demolished after it caused a flooding crisis. The complex — constructed along Simon Mazorodze Road — blocked drainage ways, leading to the flooding of adjacent homes by run...
Council moves to curb Mbare flooding crisis 5 January 2017 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) is making moves to address a flooding crisis in part of Mbare after acknowledging it did not properly plan the construction of a shopping mall in the area. The local authority recently constructed the Gulf Sunshine Bazaar complex along Simon Mazorodze Roa...
'Borehole water could be contaminated' 4 January 2017 HARARE - Water from boreholes in Harare must be tested as it could be contaminated, Health minister David Parirenyatwa warned. This comes as a typhoid outbreak has hit the high density suburb of Mbare and has so far claimed two lives while many others are being treated after drinking water fro...
Typhoid outbreak strikes Harare 28 December 2016 HARARE - Harare's oldest suburb of Mbare has been hit by an outbreak of the deadly typhoid fever which is suspected to have claimed the life of a 13-year-old girl amid fears that it could spread to other suburbs due to intensifying rains. City of Harare spokesperson Michael Chideme said they r...
Harare moots by-law to regulate noise 12 November 2015 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) is mooting a by-law to prohibit, or regulate excessively loud noise, from whatever source on any public or private place, that may disturb, injure or endanger the comfort, peace or safety of reasonable persons of ordinary sensitivity in the city. Residents of...
Mbare school collects 10 000 bread bags 1 April 2014 HARARE - St Michaels School in Mbare has collected over 10 000 bread bags, winning the Baker’s Inn’s Collect-4-Progress campaign. The campaign, which collected over 280 000 bread bags, was aimed at improving the environment. It involved more than 140 schools which collected bread bags that ...
Zanu PF cadres 'repossessing homes illegally in Mbare' 9 February 2014 HARARE - Mbare ward 4 residents have been living in fear of losing their houses after purported Zanu PF cadres have been illegally repossessing homes. The residents claim that Zanu PF district chairperson Modern Chirwa is behind the scheme which targets mostly the elderly, widows and orphans i...
Violence flares up in Mbare 7 January 2014 HARARE - Political violence broke out in Harare’s high-density suburb of Mbare yesterday after three opposition National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) members were beaten up for pasting campaign posters ahead of the January 25 council by-elections. Taurai Maravanyika, Patson Mangwiro and Olibe...
Turbulence causes stir in Mbare 13 December 2013 HARARE - There was commotion in Mbare yesterday when visiting Jamaican dancehall artiste Turbulence paid an unexpected visit to Harare’s oldest ghetto. Turbulence, real name Sheldon Campbell, had just finished presenting awards to winners of the recently held King of Dancehall clash held at Ci...
King of dancehall title goes to Mbare 9 December 2013 HARARE - Mbare was crowned King of Dancehall ghetto at a colourful event graced by Jamaican international artiste Sheldon “Turbulence” Campbell held at City Sports Centre in the capital on Friday. The event featured scores of dancehall artistes drawn from more than 20 ghettos who took turns to...
Woman up for having sex with minors 3 December 2013 HARARE - A Mbare woman reportedly forced herself on seven-year-old boys before and after giving them coins to silence them. Trish Gomo, 24, appeared before Harare magistrate Sandra Mpindu facing aggravated indecent assault charges. The boys are sons to her landlady and neighbour. In her ...
Biogas plant for Mbare 5 November 2013 HARARE - A $200 000 biogas plant is set to be built in Mbare's ward 3 through funding secured from the European Union. Innocent Maseko, Mbare ward 3 councillor, told the Daily News at a “Zero Litter campaign” yesterday that the project was going to help the residents of the area. “As you kn...