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Beatrice Mtetwa and three officials from Prime Minister’s office denied bail
Movement for Democratic Change
March 20, 2013

The three senior officials in Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s office, Warship Dumba a Harare councillor, and human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa were today denied bail at the Harare magistrate’s courts.

The five, who are facing false charges, were remanded in custody to 3 April by Magistrate Marehwanhazvo Gofa.

Meanwhile, the MDC led Beitbridge town council has successfully completed the construction of the US$2, 3 million water and sanitation project, which will go a long way in ending the perennial water woes in the border town.

Funding for the project was made available through the World Bank and Minister Tendai Biti’s finance ministry.

The project started in March 2011 and was completed last February. The project was initiated following an outbreak of cholera in 2008 that hit Zimbabwe due to the political and economic failures of the then Zanu PF government.

More than 4 000 people perished during this period while over 20 000 where hospitalised. The outbreak was only halted when the MDC formed the inclusive government in February 2009.

In Bindura, another MDC led council, residents have expressed satisfaction at the rate the council is improving service delivery in the town.

The residents said there were positive changes on the ground indicating that there was work being done.

They said refuse collection was now consistent while water delivery was now available while all tower lights and roads were repaired.

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