Abstract – The review paper focuses on challenges currently being faced by Rural District Councils (RDCs) in Zimbabwe of corporate governance nature. The performance of Rural District Councils (RDCs) in most parts of the country is being affected by council members who are advancing their interests at the expense of the community. The authors reviewed the literature on corporate governance challenges impeding the functionality of local authorities in Zimbabwe. The authors also looked at how the pillars of corporate governance are being violated by council members at the expense of service delivery in communities. Rural communities are characterized by poor roads and bridges, refuse collection, shortage of water and sanitation facilities, shortage of schools, poor entertainment centers, and under-equipped clinics amongst other determinants. The authors recommended the implementation of proper corporate governance frameworks in Rural District Councils (RDCs) to improve service delivery in communities under their jurisdiction.
Keywords: corporate governance, rural district councils, state-owned enterprises, service delivery, local authorities
[Cite as: Nyamudzodza, J., Mthombeni, A., Siziba, S., Sifile, O., and Manuere, F. (2021). Corporate Governance Practices by Rural District Councils (RDCs) in Zimbabwe. A Review of Related Literature. Diverse Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, Vol. 3, Issue 7, Pages 13-18.]