EMA Corners Chitungwiza Council Over Wetlands

By Marshall Bwanya The Environmental Management Agency (EMA) has ordered Chitungwiza Council to halt commercial stands development on a wetland site in Ward 12. Juliet Mavu EMA spokesperson said Chitungwiza Municipality had allocated illegal commercial stands on wetlands without an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) certificate. “After establishing that Chitungwiza Municipality had allocated some commercial stands…

Epworth Board Employees Sucked into Fuel Deals

Staff Writer Epworth Council employees from the engineering department have been accused of selling fuel allocated to them by the council on the black market, Open CouncilHRE has learnt. Residents who spoke to this publication allege that the employees from the local board are known suppliers of fuel to black market dealers especially around areas…

Rautenbach Saga: Mliswa Hits Back

By Correspondent Combative legislator Temba Mliswa has hit back at the Government and businessman Billy Rautenbach following the emergence of a shady letter stating that Rautenbach has title deeds to land at the centre of a dispute. A Ministry of Justice letter emerged this week stating that Marimba Residential Properties Limited, owned by Rautenbach, has…

Billy Rautenbach Wins Marimba Stands Battle

….Justice Ministry says cannot find deeds book, but produces letter saying Rautenbach has deeds for the place. By Correspondent The Ministry of Justice has revealed that it cannot find a deeds book which would have cleared the ownership wrangle involving Billy Rautenbach and hudrends of cooperative members under Leopold Takawira Cooperative in Kambuzuma. The Ministry has…

Mliswa Warns Land-Selling Councilors

By Correspondent Some Norton Councilors have been accused of illegally selling pieces of land to desperate members of the public bypassing Council channels. The legislator for Norton, Temba Mliswa said the accused include Chiefs and village headmen. “I would like to warn all people who are buying land in Norton from Chiefs, Councillors or some…

Residents Owe Harare ZWL$1,4 billion

By Correspondent Harare City Council is now owed over ZWL$1,4 billion by residents, business and Government, a situation which the authorities say is adversely affecting service delivery. According to a statement from Council as of May 31 this year residents in high density areas owed council $359 312 594 while those in low density owed…