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Suspended town clerk to appear before council

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SUSPENDED Marondera town clerk Josiah Musuwo has been summoned to appear before a full council next Tuesday to answer to charges of incompetence.

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Mayor Farai Nyandoro confirmed the development yesterday, adding that he had personally summoned Musuwo to attend the hearing.

Part of Nyandoro’s letter to Musuwo dated May 7 reads: “Reference is made to my last memo regarding the issue of retirement age. I wrote to yourself directing that you call for a special full council to deliberate on this pertinent issue. I also requested that the town clerk be summoned to give his side of the story. Can he, therefore, be summoned by copy of this memo on May 14, 2013 at 10am in the council chamber. My prayer is to put finality in this matter.”

Musuwo was suspended three months ago over allegations of altering council’s 1992 retirement resolution stating that workers should retire at 60 years. Musuwo, who turns 60 in February next year, allegedly pushed the retirement age to 65, allegedly to avoid going on early retirement.

Council also accused him of poor service delivery.

However, Musuwo said he was not aware of the planned meeting.

“I did not hear the news,” he said although Nyandoro insisted he had personally prepared Musuwo’s invitation letter.

“Yes, the town clerk was summoned by the council and I wrote the letter myself to tell him to come for a full council meeting on Tuesday. The issue still stands, that is how he tried to tamper with the labour resolution of 1992. We have a legal team which should do that and this is how we want to solve the matter once and for all,” Nyandoro said.

Meanwhile, chamber secretary Runesu Nyamuzihwa has been appointed acting town clerk.

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