Chivhu Rural District Council (RDC) councillors have threatened to sue their chief executive officer and council chairman whom they accuse of converting council funds to their personal use.
One of their allegations is the chief executive officer Luckson Mutara was employed without meeting required qualifications and was now studying to acquire them.
“It doesn’t work that way in a normal society. People have to be educated to get jobs and not to get jobs to be educated,” said council human resources committee chairperson, councillor Arnold Reza.
Councillors told NewsDay they were being denied access to council books for investigations and had now been reduced to mere figureheads.
They said this had resulted in poor service delivery, a situation that had denied Chivhu town status.
Asked for comment, Mutara referred questions to the council chairman, Manase Kwenda, who was however not reachable on his mobile phone.
“You can only speak to the council chaiman on such issues,” Mutara said.
The chief executive officer is believed to be studying at the Midlands State University.
The 30-member council is made up of 17 MDC-T councillors, but the chairman who was elected on an MDC-T ticket has allegedly defected to Zanu PF.