The disciplinary hearing of suspended town clerk, Ezekiel Muringani, who is facing three charges of theft, fraud and incompetence, finally took off last Thursday, after a false start last month.
Chairman of the seven-member committee presiding over the matter, lawyer Alec Muchadehama, confirmed the development over the weekend.
He said the delay had been caused by the local authority.
“We opened the hearings on September 1, with the mayor (Claudious Nyamhondoro) giving evidence against the town clerk.
“We will continue to hear the matter through September 12 when the second witness is expected to give evidence before the committee,” said Muchadehama.
Council alleges the suspended town clerk collected $4 150 from the main revenue collection point without signing for it. On the second charge, council alleges that despite being on medical aid, Muringani fleeced the local authority of $20 535 through false medical assistance claims.
The suspended town clerk stands accused of failing to supervise fired city treasurer William Mandinde resulting in the financial irregularities which saw the local authority allegedly losing over $70 000 in cases of theft and fraud.