Articles tagged 'councillors'

Mawarire, aspiring councillors launch campaign 1 April 2018 HARARE - Eleven independent candidates aspiring to be councillors — including popular fierce critic of ousted former president Robert Mugabe, Evan Mawarire — yesterday launched a joint campaign themed People's Own Voice (Povo). The grouping's spokesperson, Mawarire, said it was time citizens c...
Spotlight now on Zifa councillors 6 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) councillors have been urged to put the game first ahead of selfish interests as they approach this month's crucial Annual General Meeting (AGM). Zifa failed to hold an AGM last year which was supposed to have put in place an electoral committee to ...
Zifa gets behind 'Captain Fiasco' 21 December 2017 HARARE - The Zifa chairpersons from all the 10 provinces yesterday endorsed the incumbent association's president Philip Chiyangwa as their candidate for next year's elections. Zifa is expected to hold an elective annual general meeting before March 31 next year and the chairpersons vowed to v...
Councillors protest mayor's suspension 9 June 2016 HARARE - MDC councillors on Tuesday boycotted a full council meeting in solidarity with suspended Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni. According to council by-laws, a full council meeting can be held with a quorum of 17 councillors but on Tuesday there were only 16 city fathers present rendering t...
Zifa councillors feel the heat 28 November 2015 HARARE - Zifa Northern Region chairman Willard Manyengavana yesterday admitted the councillors are under intense pressure to vote for credible candidates at next month's Zifa board elections. The 58 councillors, who make up the Zifa Assembly, will be voting for a new executive committee to rep...
Do the right thing, Gwindi pleads with councillors 25 November 2015 HARARE – Leslie Gwindi says Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) councillors must do the right thing by voting him as the new president at next month's board elections. Gwindi will be going against Trevor Carelse-Juul, Philip Chiyangwa and James Takavada in the race to replace Cuthbert Dube in...
'Zanu PF bigwigs behind land scams' 22 August 2015 HARARE - Top Zanu PF officials are behind the massive land scam that has seen thousands of desperate home seekers losing their hard-earned money, the MDC, and an internal report by the ruling party reveal. In the past few weeks, a number of land barons have been arrested on allegations of ille...
Zifa councillors defiant 18 June 2015 HARARE - The suspended 14 Zifa councillors are hopeful the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) will come to the rescue of the local game. Zifa president Cuthbert Dube and his henchman CEO Jonathan Mashingaidze on Monday flexed their muscle by wielding the axe vice-president Omega Sibanda an...
Zifa boot out Cuthbert Dube 17 May 2015 HARARE - Zifa's Emergency General Meeting called by disgruntled councillors resolved to boot out president Cuthbert Dube and two other board members yesterday. Dube, who was re-elected for a second term in March 2014, was yesterday together with board members Fungai Chihuri and Tavengwa Hara s...
Harare councillors give Mahachi ultimatum 17 March 2014 HARARE - Harare city councillors have given Town Clerk Tendai Mahachi two weeks to pay workers outstanding salaries and deal with defeated Zanu PF youth chairman Jim Kunaka. Kunaka has taken personal possession of the council’s revenue collection in Mbare pocketing at least $4 000 daily, while...
Chombo rejects expulsion of MDC councillors 13 December 2013 HARARE - Ignatius Chombo, minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has rejected the expulsion of rebellious councillors by Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC, saying it was null and void. The opposition MDC last week fired Mutare mayor Tatenda Nhemarare and recalled Gweru mayor Hamutendi Komba...
MDC rebels fired 8 December 2013 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC has fired Mutare mayor Tatenda Nhemarare and 10 councillors, while recalling Gweru mayor. Party spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora confirmed the developments during a press briefing held at the party headquarters on Friday. He said the party’s National Executive ...
MDC councillors off the hook 5 December 2013 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC has spared the axe on five  rebellious councillors and two mayors suspended for defying the party directive and voting Zanu PF mayoral candidates. The party suspended its councillors two months back for allegedly voting for Zanu PF mayoral candidates ahead of t...
Fate of MDC rebels to be sealed 4 December 2013 HARARE - The national standing committee for Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC will today convene at its Harvest House headquarters in Harare to decide the fate of its rebellious mayors and councillors, suspended on allegations of voting for Zanu PF candidates during mayoral elections. The party has rec...
D-day for rebellious MDC councillors 27 November 2013 HARARE - The national standing committee of Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC will today decide the fate of two mayors and seven councillors suspended on allegations of defying party directives during mayoral elections. Douglas Mwonzora, the MDC spokesperson, told the Daily News that the party's Standin...
MDC suspends councillors 15 November 2013 BULAWAYO - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC on Wednesday suspended three Victoria Falls councillors for allegedly receiving bribes from Transport minister and Umguza legislator Obert Mpofu during the mayoral elections two months ago. Ritchie Mguni  of Ward 5, Norris Nyathi, Ward 7 and Ward 8 coun...
Harare mayor wants councillors to declare assets 9 October 2013 HARARE - Harare Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni is pushing all councillors to declare their assets to stem corruption. The emergence of “bling” culture among councillors has prompted soul-searching in the MDC-led council. Manyenyeni told the Daily News yesterday that his new team, comprising of 38...
Harare councillors want directors streamlined 24 September 2013 HARARE - Peter Moyo, the Harare City Council chief whip, says the number of directors employed by Harare should be whittled down. Moyo told the Daily News yesterday that the local authority has 13 directors whose duties literally duplicate. “Of the 13, we just need six,” Moyo said. “Most...
Councillors struggle to hold nerves at inauguration 21 September 2013 HARARE - Harare City councillors were spic and span on Monday, as they took oath of office. Some male councillors wore brand new suits with designer tags still attached for all and sundry to see. The gallery was full to the brim with party supporters, family, friends and general public. ...
MDC councillors sabotage party 18 September 2013 HARARE - Mainstream MDC has vowed to take action against party councillors who allegedly took bribes to vote for Zanu PF mayors. MDC lost mayoral seats to Zanu PF in councils dominated by the former, with reports attributing the loss to defiance by councillors to follow orders. Luke Tambori...
Councillors must elect competent mayors 20 August 2013 HARARE - As the dust settles after the hotly-contested elections, it is back to serious business as those who were elected into office decide on the future of Zimbabwe. There is one crucial decision which should be made with no emotion, that of electing the next mayors of our big cities. Ha...
Will MDC councillors deliver under Zanu PF? 18 August 2013 HARARE - In 2008, they dominated all urban local authorities countrywide with the majority to appoint mayors, chairpersons and all their deputies. They were the darling of the masses but with no power to make executive changes that translated into service delivery. Allegations of corruption...
Harare councillors demand iPads 5 May 2013 HARARE - Harare city councillors want to award themselves iPads in one of the last council sessions before a general election expected after June. The package comes after councillors have approved the purchase of a Toyota Land Cruiser VXV8 valued at $190 000 for town clerk Tendai Mahachi and a Je...
Councillors attack Biti 5 December 2012 HARARE - The move by Finance minister Tendai Biti to strip councils of procurement powers will result in disease outbreaks, Harare councillors have warned. Biti last month issued a directive to all local authorities instructing them to stop procuring goods without first approaching the state proc...
'Who approves councillors' foreign trips?' 31 August 2012 HARARE - Harare councillors have expressed dissatisfaction over criterion used to select those of them who attend foreign meetings. The disgruntled councillors demanded clarity on the issue during a full council meeting on Tuesday. Ward 4 councillor Clement Chingombe asked Harare mayor Muchadeyi ...