Councillors defy Kasukuwere, vow to skip Thursday tribunal

SUSPENDED Gweru city councillors have vowed not to appear before a “Kangaroo court” local government minister Saviour Kasukuwere established to “fire” them. Kasukuwere, earlier this week, wrote to the councillors summoning them to appear before a tribunal this Thursday. The 12 Councillors, including mayor Hamutendi Kombayi, were last month suspended by Kasukuwere on allegations of gross misconduct [...]

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Activists say abduction of opponents is Mugabe govt’s terror tool

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s regime has used enforced disappearances as a strategy to spread terror within the society, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum has said. In a statement to mark the international day against enforced disappearances, the rights lobby group said the issue of insecurity spreads across communities. “The feeling of insecurity generated by this [...]

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City to privatise toilets

THE BULAWAYO City Council has resolved to privatise all its public toilets by leasing them to private players citing unsustainable maintenance costs. This was revealed in their latest council minutes gleaned by Southern Eye, where the council’s health, housing and education committee said leasing the public toilets was a good option that would help prevent [...]

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Ultimatum for Kasukuwere

Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere has been given a week to reinstate two Gweru councillors he fired last week or face litigation. The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum’s Public Interest Unit last week wrote to Kasukuwere accusing him of using an obsolete law to fire the councillors who were elected in terms of Section 277 [...]

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