The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has apologised to residents following the disturbances that rocked the City last month.
In a statement dated 7 August 2019 and signed by Mayor Solomon Mguni and his deputy Tinashe Kambarami, the council said:
The City of Bulawayo would like to apologise to residents and stakeholders on the recent disturbances that rocked the city on the 11th and 12th of July 2019.
We want to assure residents that this will not happen again. This incident is a reminder to all of us on the importance of unity in whatever we do.
It is also a reminder to all of us, that we are servants to the people of Bulawayo and must serve respectfully and honourably.
Council has since ratified intervention measures aimed at bringing sanity and stability to the city.
As a Council, we shall strengthen our dedication and responsiveness to fighting corruption and the abuse of office, so that we get rid of this vice.
There shall be no sacred cows and anyone and anyone implicated must be investigated and go through the relevant audit processes.
Once again the City of Bulawayo apologises to all stakeholders for the mix-up.
We will continue to serve you with integrity and reputation of the City of Kings, to ensure we become a smart and transformative City by 2024, in line with our vision.