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Bernard Manyenyeni

Harare water cuts to continue

By Helen Kadirire Harare should brace for more water cuts as the pumps at the city’s water treatment works continue to break down. According to the environmental committee minutes, although Morton Jaffray (MJ) breakdowns are being attended…

Mayor urged to deliver on water pledge

A residents’ group has demanded the implementation of a pledge by Harare Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni that the Harare City Council will immediately stop charging fixed water charges to ratepayers who have not received council water from the…

HCC cancels French firm’s water deal

By Helen Kadirire The Harare City Council (HCC) has rescinded a multi-million dollar water deal with French firm Veolia Africa (Veolia) after an alert alleging the company has a dodgy track record of bad service and inflated prices. In…

Zinara owes Harare council $15m

By Helen Kadirire Zinara still owes Harare City Council (HCC)road maintenance money from 2015, HCC has revealed. Environmental management committee minutes, reveal councillors bitterly complained that Zinara had promised them funds for road…

Council fails to account for $208m: AG

Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chiri has found that Harare City Council (HCC) did not account for $208 million of public funds in the 2012 financial year. In her 2015 local authorities report tabled in the National Assembly recently, Chiri…

Harare deputy mayor resigns

By Helen Kadirire Harare deputy mayor Christopher Mbanga has resigned following allegations of his continued support of Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere. Mbanga was suspended last year by the MDC provincial leadership — led by…

Raw sewer discharged into Marimba River

By Helen Kadirire A burst sewer pipe running across Marimba River has been discharging raw effluent into the water body which feeds into Lake Chivero. The pipe has been discharging the toxic sewer for more than a week, according residents…