Harare deputy mayor refuses to share allowance

HARARE - Harare deputy mayor Thomas Muzuva has refused to share with 45 other councillors a $1 500 allowance he earned from investigating the $144 million China-Exim bank loan facility that was allegedly abused by city fathers.

An agitated Muzuva told a council meeting last week that it was unfair that councillors jostle to get a chunk of the $1 500 that he earned as part of a team investigating the $144 million China Exim bank loan that was meant to rehabilitate Morton Jaffray Water Works.

As per agreement at the beginning of the investigations, Muzuva and fellow councillor Musarurwa Mutizwa were to share $3 000, while three external members of the investigating committee would receive $6 000 each.

Muzuva told the meeting, councillors were being greedy.

“I will not share my allowances with so many people when I know that I am the one who was waking up at odd hours doing the work and leaving work late at night,” Muzuva said.

He said the councillors were being irrational by wanting to share such a small amount.

If council had resolved to share the allowance, all 46 councillors would have received $65 each.

Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni later told the gathering that the money was too little and unjustified to share among a large number of councillors.

A committee was set up to investigate the loan facility after it was used to purchase brand new top-of-the-range cars.

Town clerk Tendai Mahachi got a Range Rover Evoque while engineers Christopher Zvobgo and Phillip Pfukwa received Land Rover Discovery 4’s each.

Other vehicles purchased include Ford Rangers, Toyota and Isuzu twin cabs.

Comments (4)

these councilors should not be greedy, such little money hee itai mushe.

omega - 19 August 2014

Zvavo vanongowana ma allowances akakura kudaro!

Johno - 19 August 2014

Kuti Council ndokuti MBAVHA,,, Thiefs....!!!

Dr Nhero - 20 August 2014

KKKK What is a Zimbo? A citizen who feels anyone who is earning more than them is a thief? The man worked and is being given an allowance for the work done and that needed to be done so what is the problem? Funny if it were u having done half the task u will want double if not tripple the allowance. Yo yo yo yo Zimbos!

UNCLE REAL - 20 August 2014

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