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Zinwa, council bury the hatchet

Gwanda was refusing to pay Zinwa bills based on estimates since only two out of the authority’s six main meters were functional.


Lionel DeNecker, the Gwanda mayor said the Zinwa meters broke down before he even assumed office in 2008.

Last year, his council refused to settle the bills saying they were unreasonable.

But it seems the two bodies have reached a compromise after Zinwa started repairing the meters.

“The issue of water meters is now in the past because Zinwa is currently doing something on the machines,” DeNecker told The Standard last week.
Zinwa’s Umzingwane Catchment Council manager, Tony Rosen said the restoration of the meters showed that their bills were not unreasonable.

“The council complained that we were over-charging them through estimates, but it has been a surprise to learn that we were even under-charging them,” Rosen said.

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