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Donald Nyarota

Mutare City Council Capitalization Bearing Fruits

Mutare City Council’s recapitalization plan is bearing fruits in spite of toxic politics and municipal management challenges at Civic Centre, a top council official has said. Speaking at Mutare Press Club organised by TellZim and ZIMCODD last week, Mayor Councilor Blessing Tandi said they are pushing service delivery objectives despite a myriad of challenges including […]

Mining Companies Accused Of Violating Rehabilitation Clauses

MUTARE- Local authorities have expressed concern over the failure by mining companies to fulfill contractual obligations including mine closure procedures, the recent Manicaland Provincial Mining Indaba (PAMI) has revealed. Mutare Rural District Council, chief executive officer Shepherd Chinaka said while government facilitates investment, regulating authorities should complement and provide oversight to irresponsible mining companies. Chinaka […]

Security Forces Descend On Diamond Panners

MUTARE– Zimbabwe Republic Police and the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) last week descended on Charleswood Estate in Chimanimani under a joint operation to remove hundreds of artisanal miners who besieged the area in search of alluvial diamonds. At least 72 artisanal miners were arrested under a joint operation code-named: Operation Gweja Dzoka Kumba, which evokes […]

‘Chiadzwa Can Be Another Cabo Delgado’

MUTARE- A local clergyman has warned government against unsustainable exploitation of natural resources in the face of rising inequalities saying it could trigger a Mozambique-like violent conflict. Speaking at the Provincial Alternative Mining Indaba (PAMI) organized by the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) local Reverend Abel Waiziwei of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) said […]

Mutare Launches State Of The City Address

MUTARE- City fathers and management are convening a first of its kind State of the City Address expected to address the municipality’s rising debt, service delivery and Dangamvura pipeline among other key issues, residents have been demanding answers on. Mayor Councilor Blessing Tandi is expected to update stakeholders on the city’s performance as Civic Centre […]

Fishmongers Reportedly Poison Fern Valley Dam

MUTARE- An environmental youth pressure group Manicaland Youth Assembly (MAYA) has appealed for an investigation into the alleged poisoning of Fern Valley dam by yet to be identified people. The act described by MAYA as callous resulted in the death of aquatic life. In a press statement, MAYA founding president Jusa Kudherezera said this unsettling […]

Zanu PF Bigwigs Jostle For Manicaland Provincial Posts

Current jostling for positions in the ZANU PF Manicaland Provincial leadership is getting tense amid indications that Nyanga North legislator, Chido Sanyatwe is emerging as the preferred candidate for the women’s league top post as the incumbent Happiness Nyakuedzwa has reportedly fallen out of favor with party structures. A ZANU PF insider told 263Chat that […]

ZACC Nabs Mutare Town Clerk Over Nepotism

Acting Mutare city Town Clerk, Dr Anthony Mutara appeared in court on allegations of fraudulently employing his niece, after he was arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission. ZACC officers nabbed Dr Mutara, who also heads the Health services, on allegations of corrupt recruitment of a Geanor Ndlovu, as well as forging documentation to misrepresent that […]

Marange Villagers Stranded As Clinic Goes Two Months Without Power

A local Mukwada clinic in Mutare west has gone for two months without electricity resulting in 11 villagers struggling to access healthcare services. The desperate Mutare west villagers have since contributed towards the repair of the transformer so that their clinic can resume operations. Bocha Diamond Community Trust (BCDT) which coordinated villagers to raise funds […]

Mutare Commuters Left Stranded As ZUPCO Drivers Down Tools

MUTARE- Bus and commuter omnibus subcontracted under the Zimbabwe Passenger Company (ZUPCO) have engaged in a three-day industrial action to push for payment. The Mutare commuting public were yesterday left stranded as bus drivers demanded payment from ZUPCO which has not been made for almost three months now. ZUPCO Mutare runs a fleet of over […]