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Bulawayo`s Ward 29 has no community boreholes?

Source: The councillor made the claim during a discussion on the Bulawayo`s water supply status, challenges and remedial measures to be taken. Councillor Lubimbi said the government should be engaged in drilling more boreholes in…

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Did Plumtree Town Council fail to provide water to residents due to financial challenges?

Claim:  Plumtree Council Chairperson, councillor Fanisani Dube says the border town experienced three days without water supplies due to a lack of resources to fix several burst pipes. Source: He said this in a side…

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Has ZUPCO withdrawn its services in some wards due to the poor state of the roads?

Claim: Ward 2 Councilor Joyce Ndlovu said residents were complaining about the poor state of the roads in Trenance claiming the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) drivers had threatened to withdraw their services in the…

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Is the South African government extending the Zimbabwean Exemption Permits (ZEP)?

Claim: The South African government has started a process for holders of the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) to apply for the Negotiated Zimbabwe Exemption Permit for a fee of ZAR 1 500. This will enable…

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Are contractors hired by the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) to do road markings in the city centre using Sub Standard paint?

CLAIM: Ward 4 Councillor Silas Chigora said contractors who were awarded a tender to do road markings in the city centre are doing a sub-standard job as the paint they use to make the road…

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Is the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) cutting water supplies to residential areas outside of the advertised water shedding schedule?

Claim: Water supplies to areas supplied water by Magwegwe, Criterion, and Tuli Reservoirs have been cut off outside the advertised water shedding programme. Source: The Bulawayo City Council carried out a statement on 27 October…

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Fact Check: Are Pumula residents facing water shortages due to low pressure?

Claim: Bulawayo Ward 27 Councillor, Alderman Siboniso Khumalo says Pumula residents do not receive adequate water supplies due to low pressure. Source: Alderman Siboniso Khumalo said this at a full council meeting held on 4…

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Fact Check: Is borehole water safe for drinking?

Ward 1 Councillor Mlandu Ncube recently claimed that there were plans by Members of Parliament from the Bulawayo Metropolitan Province to use their Constituency Development Fund (CDF) disbursements to drill more boreholes in the city,…

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Council keen on amending ‘colonial’ by-laws

Ward 1 councillor Mlandu Ncube says the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) is still in the process of amending some of the colonial municipal by-laws which have become outdated. By-laws are rules and regulations that govern…

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FACT-CHECK: BCC suspends water-shedding schedule

The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) Town Clerk Christopher Dube on July 28 announced the suspension of the water-shedding program. The local authority had imposed a citywide 48-hour water shedding schedule. “The City of Bulawayo would…

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