Harare town clerk Mahachi bounces back

HARARE - Harare city councillors yesterday supported mayor Bernard Manyenyeni’s decision to suspend town clerk Tendai Mahachi, but also noted that they were powerless to block Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo’s directive to reinstate him.

This means Mahachi will soon bounce back to his position.

“The mayor’s decision was supported by councillors, but the councillors also noted the minister’s directive, this means the processes that needed to be done are complete.

If anything, it is left to the residents to take it forward,” the council’s human resources chairman, Wellington Chikombo, said.

In a letter to Manyenyeni, Chombo said his directive to reinstate Mahachi would be in the interest of residents.

Mahachi now awaits a letter of reinstatement from Manyenyeni.

Manyenyeni suspended Mahachi last week pending investigations into allegations of failing to discharge his duties and refusing to furnish council with a salary schedule for the city’s top management.

In the same vein, the councillors set up a forensic audit committee to look into salaries amid pressure from residents to rationalise hefty perks.

Comments (15)

Chombo said his directive to reinstate Mahachi would be in the interest of residents. Maresidents api acho?

Garikai - 6 February 2014

This issue will sink chombo very very soon. He better come up with very good reasons for this cover up action. State press is on his Case regarding this one

ma 1 - 6 February 2014

Chombo ndiye ma residents acho

blessing Gambara - 6 February 2014

Chombo and all and sundry in the evil party have been taking Zimbabweans for granted for too long over three decades to be precise. Whose interest are you referring to Chombo? Your own interest I suppose. As residents of Harare we have paid for poor services since you took over as Minister. Iwe Chombo uri duche remunhu and be warned this might sink you nekuti taneta tozoona those residents who support such corruption when the city is stinking and ticking time bomb for disease vanaMahachi vachiita muzuwerere neupenyu hwevanhu. Enough is enough mhani NXA Imbwa Chombo nebwanana dzako muchamhaya. Covering corruption iri pachena like this. This is evil and no sane person should condone such corruption when residents are exposed to disease and all because these guys have been pocketing hefty obscene salaries. People earning 100 quid emonth vari kuvharirwa the dirty water yet vanaMahachi are earning such salaries. Where is the justice in all this? Why is ZANU-PF SHIT LUCIFER playing God with people's lives. Zvanyanya. Rate payers arise

vongai - 6 February 2014


Ziziharinanyanga - 6 February 2014

This Chombo is a weapon of mass destruction. He is the commander-in-chief of corruption. Investigations into his conduct have been swept under the carpet. There is absolutely no service delivery being afforded the rate payers of Harare. Pot-holes have now turned to boreholes. I had bought a set of new tyres for my car just before Xmas, but it sad to tell that two of them have been damaged beyond redemption by the bad roads in the city. If this is what is known as the interests of residents, then hell no.

tomasi tohwi - 6 February 2014

There is going to be a mass demonstration on Friday 7 February 2014. The procession will start at 1000hrs from Freedom Square to the Town House. Be there early because residents will first discuss the best way forward i.e. whether to boycott paying for service which is never delivered or to form a parallel administration to assist the residents.

precious shumba - 6 February 2014

vanhu vemuzimbwabwe mese murimarabishi you must all get arrested how can someone gets a million $ per month when you claim to be under sanctions . MR Commander in chief lets have Salary controls.Your economy no one must get salary above $8000 in zimbabwe whether CEO or or any minister.look your civil servents including your educated perm secretary they get $500 less than$1000 thus reasoble amount for that economy. Mr comander in chief musanyegerere munhu wether its e palastatal or municipality dzingai imbwa dzese masalaries ngaaenderane ne economy yenyika yedu. vanhu varikutambura .vanoda mari idzodzo ngavaende ku America vandopiwe mari idzodzo. Munyika yamai, Gushungo apa tinoda Kuona simba renyu chairo chairo nekuti apa paita vasveta simba ndizvoka zvamusingadika izvi anotengesa nyika nembavha idzi arinane ndiani ?

dofo - 6 February 2014

Chombo should take his cue from the mayor who is trying his utmost best to save the Minister from playing around with faecal matter when there is very little water around to clean himself after..Like Marlowe says in his famous Dr. Faustus.."Practice (huwori) more than heavenly power permits"

gutter poet - 6 February 2014

Rambira pashoko rako Mayor.Do not be frightened.Take the bull by its horn.

chivadye - 6 February 2014

Chombo has become a' weapon' to destroy the Sunshine city.He's just protecting the interests of his cronies not Harare residents.

Mambo - 6 February 2014

... But why? Father, you gave them the mandate to lead us yet they do the opposite. you entrusted them with our lives but they violate us. when will this all stop? Lord our God, when will your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven? Father why?

Coolage - 7 February 2014

cio soldiers etc a demostration is coming and your leaders are building it fast, you were able to stop the previous ones, but this one might be tough for you because some people will be ready to die for it. okunga si kufa yikhuphi? people like chombo are really taking people for granted.

zim - 7 February 2014

chirikundinetsa ndechekuti ko iko kumabasa vanhu havanzwewo kurwadziwa here vakatanga strike coz tikaramaba takanyarara inofa kwedu,hapana chinochinja muzimbabwe kana pasina kudeuka ropa!!!!!!

samaz - 7 February 2014

Will not pay rates if tendai mahachi goes back to work. Hatitambe tichidaro.

n c murahwa - 8 February 2014

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