'Mahachi remains suspended'

HARARE - Suspended Harare town clerk Tendai Mahachi can only be reinstated after a full council meeting, Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni said yesterday.

Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo controversially reinstated Mahachi in the presence of Manyenyeni over the weekend. But Manyenyeni said it was his call, whether or not to recall Mahachi.

“The directive to reinstate the town clerk came from the minister, but it will be my duty to reinstate him and there are processes we are still considering,” Manyenyeni  told the Daily News yesterday.

“We will have a special full council meeting on Wednesday to specifically address that issue.”

Mahachi was suspended on Thursday pending investigations into allegations of failing to discharge his duties and furnishing council with the salary schedule for Town House bosses.

Manyenyeni had said the suspension will be for a period of three months and was done in terms of Section 13 of the Urban Councils Act.

The three-month suspension came after media reports revealed that Mahachi, together with 18 managers, took home about $500 000 monthly.

Chombo told a press conference in Harare over the weekend that Mahachi would be reinstated as he could not be used as a sacrificial lamb because of a salary schedule whose origins were unknown.

He claimed Manyenyeni had consented to Mahachi’s reinstatement, a statement immediately rebuffed by the mayor at the press conference.

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Comments (7)

Chombo can go hang. Manyenyeni should stand his ground and not be bulldozed by corruption crazy Whitehead. RGM should instead give Chombo the boot

fatso - 4 February 2014

Very soon we will see this Manyenyeni suspended by Chombo and a bootlicker appointed to run harare. Chombo is swimming against the tide

Manye - 4 February 2014

Vamayaya! Vamayaya! ahhh Vachombo. Do you ever think about the issues sir? Or with you its a matter of spiting every idea that did u did not originate? boss Kurai.

Muzimbo - 4 February 2014

HI Worship, Mr.Manyenyeni has openned a wide avenue for Chombo to save face by insisting that Mahachi remains suspended. Chombo should send a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue to Town house with his thanks. He had jumped the gun and trapped himself in a smelly cul de sac now, he can collect whatever is left of his dignity by walking away from this!

gutter poet - 4 February 2014

chombo's trying to save his agents of looting , haunyari mdhara here ,is this what is zim-asset ,kubawo here RG muripiko vanhu vachikunyadzisai so, Nehanda nyakasikana tosvikawo rini mbavha idzi dzeganda dema dzichibirawo veganda dema...........todyawo here nhoko dzezvironda nekuda kwana chombo nokuvhikirana umbavha,,,president can yu also invasigate chombo ,wakundwa naJona kuita basa pamberi naMusoro banga jona moyo for president

jindah - 4 February 2014

Pliz daily News can you help us to clarify what the urban council act and he new Constitution said about this , mayb we can have a clear understanding who have got the power . In the past be4 the new constitution Chombo was unstoppable hameno ikozvino neCOPAC DRAFT

MukarangawekuMberengwa - 4 February 2014

Huh iye Mugabe wacho azonyanya kunyarara akomana do we still have a president in this country? If we do then do we have a capable president in this country? Looks like its now "do as you wish so long you are Zanu PF".

exiled - 4 February 2014

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