Articles tagged 'mutare'

Mutare City Council not audited in over five years 9 March 2019 MUTARE City Council has been slammed for violating the Urban Council's Act after failing to timeously audit its finances having last done so five years ago.
'Musha Mukadzi Housing Project did not pay for land' 9 March 2019 Mutare land development company Musha Mukadzi Housing Project “might not have paid for land to council” on which it developed and sold 187 stands in Hobhouse area, a forensic audit investigation report has revealed.
Fare-thee-well Matan 6 January 2019 HARARE - For many years, it had become a tradition for me to pass through Wise Owl Motel for refreshments on my way to our service centre in the mountainous city of Mutare.  While staff at the motel has always been friendly and welcoming, my attachment to this beautiful facility — nestled in t...
Prisons officer steals groceries 30 December 2018 HARARE - A Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services officer has been fined $80 for theft of groceries worth $40. Moses Muchenje, 40, from Natview Park in Mutare was convicted on his own plea of guilty by magistrate Tendai Mahwe. He was charged in terms section 113 of the Criminal Law (Cod...
Man fined for calling girl, 13, 'Kanjiva' 27 December 2018 MUTARE - A Dangamvura man has been fined $20 for indecent assault after calling a 13-year-old-girl ''Kanjiva'' in reference to a popular Zimdancehall song by the same title. Godwin Dzimbasekwa, 32, of Dangamvura, Mutare was convicted on his own plea of guilty by magistrate Tendai Mahwe. He,...
Three-tier tree-planting for Mutare 13 December 2018 MUTARE - Mutare City Council is set to enjoy a three-tier tree-planting campaign set to boost the eastern border city's tree density. Mutare mayor Blessing Tandi recently launched the MDC Alliance's democracy tree-planting programme, which saw 1 000 trees being planted in Chikanga and Dangamvu...
just in ... Teachers to embark on 275km march for US dollar salaries 5 December 2018 HARARE - Rural teachers are set to embark on a 250 km march from Mutare to Harare in a protest to demand salaries in United States Dollars and demanding higher bonus payment. In a letter to Finance minister Mthuli Ncube, Amalgamated Teachers Union of Zimbabwe secretary general Robson Chere sai...
Armed robbers sow terror in Mutare 19 November 2018 HARARE - Residents in the affluent suburbs of the border city of Mutare are living in fear amid a spate of armed robberies. The suburbs of Morningside, Greenside, Beira Corridor, Palmerston, Darlington and Borderview, all near the Mozambique border, have become hot spots for machete and axe-...
Mutare bans street vendors over epidemic 21 September 2018 MUTARE - Mutare City Council has banned all illegal vending exercises threatening to “thoroughly deal” with anyone who defies the edict as the municipality moves to forestall a cholera outbreak. The local authority said it will partner with other State security agents in unfurling the operatio...
Con artist 'defrauds' job-seeker of $83 10 September 2018 MUTARE - A con-artist who defrauded a job-seeker of $83 has been convicted after a full trial. Blessing Nedahwa, 24, of Chikanga 2, Mutare will be sentenced today by magistrate Perseverance Makala after being found guilty on Friday. Nedahwa was being charged with fraud as defined in section...
Fear drives Kwaramba to stardom 10 September 2018 HARARE – Handball was Claris Kwaramba's first love but a threat of punishment made her switch to netball and little did she know that this would be her path to stardom. The Platinum Queens wing defender was only 10 years old doing her Grade Five studies at Tsvingwe Primary School in Mutare whe...
EASTERN NEWS | Fires blur Vumba's spectacular scenery 30 August 2018 MUTARE - Rampant veld fire outbreaks that have left Manicaland charred are frustrating local hospitality operators as smoke is now blurring the views of some of the region's most spectacular scenery. According to residents, the Vumba Mountains have been the most affected as fires from either s...
EASTERN NEWS | Urbanites bitter over election results 2 August 2018 MUTARE - Zanu PF Manicaland provincial chairperson Mike Madiro has expressed pleasure at the election results as urbanites slid into depression as rural voters swayed the election against the MDC Alliance. Zanu PF has won 19 of the 26 National Assembly seats in the province to the dismay of op...
Freddy heads to Mutare 22 July 2018 MUTARE - The Boka Grounds in Dangamvura, Mutare is set to explode on August 31 when Goodness and Mercy Ministries founder and leader Prophet Tapiwa Freddy visits the eastern city's venue for all-night crusade. Dubbed the spiritual spectacles night 2, the event will be the second that the Glen ...
MDC Alliance attracts mammoth crowd in Mutare 15 July 2018 MUTARE - MDC Alliance yesterday pulled the biggest crowd in Mutare since its formation by packing Sakubva Stadium to the rafters, with close to 20 000 supporters turning up. Nelson Chamisa said in his stump speech they had to turn way some people to allow the programme to commence without dist...
EASTERN NEWS | Masekesa assailants in custody 14 June 2018 MUTARE - Six men, including cops, soldiers and municipal police officers who were allegedly contracted by a senior council official to assault a local journalist he accused of having an affair with his live-in girlfriend have all been arrested. The attack — including handcuffing, assault and s...
Record 59 000 register to vote in Dangamvura-Chikanga 11 June 2018 MUTARE - Dangamvura-Chikanga constituency has notched 59 000 registered voters, the highest in Manicaland, the Zimbabwe Election Commission (Zec) has confirmed. The registered voters in the 2013 election stood at 30 680. This constituency consists mainly of Mutare city's high density suburb...
Sakubva residents protest electricity disconnections 2 June 2018 MUTARE - Hundreds of residents in the high density suburb of Sakubva took to the streets on Thursday, protesting the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (Zetdc)'s decision to switch off power to council-rented houses over a $2 million debt. Zetdc, a unit of Zesa Holdings...
EASTERN NEWS | Top cops fingered in smuggling 24 May 2018 MUTARE - Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga, pictured, has demanded the arrest and prosecution of local police commanders he claimed were integral members of the criminal smuggling syndicates. Addressing Manicaland police commanders at Mutare Main Camp on Tuesday in his maiden tour of the pro...
EASTERN NEWS | ZANU PF bigwigs face uncertain future 26 April 2018 HARARE - Only two seating Members of Parliament in Manicaland Province are guaranteed of progressing to the do-or-die general elections to be held in July this year after their respective constituencies could not attract challengers in the Zanu PF primary polls, the Eastern News can report. Ma...
EASTERN NEWS | Families flee Arda Transau 15 March 2018 MUTARE - ARDA Transau — a State-owned farm-turned-residential area for people displaced by mining activities in the rich Chiadzwa diamond fields, where the country's political elite and securocrats are accused of minting billions — has been an embarrassing paradox, a paragon of poverty. After ...
Commercial coffee farmers leave Zimbabwe 1 February 2018 MUTARE - Zimbabwe is only left with about two commercial coffee farmers on 300 hectares, down from 145 who were farming over 7 600 hectares before 2004. Zimbabwe Coffee Mill director Johane Jori told the Eastern News in an exclusive interview that the two are complemented by 400 smallholder fa...
EASTERN NEWS | Govt to launch village ICT centres 1 February 2018 Govt to launch village ICT centres MUTARE - Government plans to set up more community information centres (CICs), particularly in rural Manicaland, with at least 40 containerised ones on the cards, as part of efforts to provide e-government services. Most of the centres will be at post offi...
EASTERN NEWS 25 January 2018 Provincial youth chair likens self to ED MUTARE - Zanu PF Manicaland provincial youth chairperson Tawanda Mukodza was last week heckled after trying to respond to questions of his legitimacy by drawing parallels with President Emmerson Mnangagwa's leadership — suggesting that he too had not b...
'Christmas Pass unfit for heavy vehicle use' 18 January 2018 MUTARE - For all its magnificence, Christmas Pass is an engineering mistake that transformed Mutare into a pit-trap. Heavy vehicle mechanical faults — particularly brake failures, are always conspiring devilishly with the human instinct for self-preservation such that drivers are manoeuvring t...