In separate interviews, Kwekwe residents criticised the local authority’s decision to purchase off-road vehicles for Mayor Councillor Angeline Kasipo and two other directors.
This was after council recently announced that it had set aside about $450 000 for the purchase of three top- of-the-range vehicles for Cllr Kasipo and recently appointed directors. Said Mr Chrispen Phiri:
Kwekwe has become a pothole and hump city, I want the new mayor to tell us about the 65 kilometres of road network that were said to be under rehabilitation. Instead, she thinks of her new car. We want better roads and constant water supply, it shows that do not care about us.
Another resident, Charles Makoni, said the residents’ association should summon the minister over the matter. Kwekwe Residents and Ratepayers Association (KKRA) chairperson Alex Homela said they feel betrayed by council’s decision to buy vehicles.