The week-long probe started on Friday. It will look at how workers were employed; refuse collection, provision of street lighting, road maintenance, accountability, interaction with residents and participation at meetings.
Ten people were drawn from each of the town’s 12 political wards and gave their views to the commission. Thousands of other interviewees were drawn from churches, NGOs and schools.
The nationwide exercise will be used by MDC-T to stamp out corruption and incompetence among its elected councillors. The party is committed to community-centred governance – hence the broad involvement of the general public.