Chombo taken to court over Mahachi

THE controversy surrounding the recent suspension and reinstatement of Harare town clerk Tendai Mahachi took a new twist yesterday after human rights lawyer Tawanda Zhuwarara took Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo to court challenging his decision to reinstate the council’s top official.

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Mahachi was suspended by Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni last Wednesday on charges of failing to furnish city fathers with the council executive’s payroll.

However, Chombo immediately reversed the decision on Saturday and ordered Mahachi’s reinstatement unconditionally. Irked by the decision, Zhuwarara wrote to Chombo giving him a 24-hour ultimatum to rescind his decision.

Zhuwarara, in his affidavit filed at the High Court, accused Chombo of not following procedure in reinstating Mahachi and “interfering with the processes prematurely”.

He said according to Section 139 (3) (a) of the Urban Councils Act, the mayor had the power to suspend the town clerk, thereafter notify the council of his decision.

“It is clear from the foregoing that only after the above mentioned processes has been completed does the suspension become a decision or resolution of the council and, therefore, susceptible to reversal in terms of s314 of Urban Councils Act,” Zhuwarara said.

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20 Comments

  1. Chombo behaves as if there is everything in it for him as well. Suspending Mahachi is like suspending Chombo’s cash line. That’s why his reaction is not that of a third party but a player. Maybe he is a partner in the $80m foreign account and $27m cash found kept at tressurer’s offices.

    1. Hey @chokwadi, what is this $27m u are talking about. Tipakurirewo tinzwe

  2. chombo anoda shamhu ko mastands achapwanya rinhi

  3. chombo anotoda materrorists apedzwe naye

  4. Whatever Chombo is doing and whatever the mayor did, its all part of the procedure, there is nothing like too early here as far as I can see the Act and the procedures therein.

  5. Chombo akukura msoro he doesnt own local government ka hz just a minister ,nxaaa

  6. PASI NACHOMBO! PASI NEARIKUUNZA CHOMBO MUPOLITICS! CHOMBO NGAADZINGWE NEANOFANIRA KUMUDZINGA, KANA AMUTADZA NGAVAENDE VESE. TODA VATUNGAMIRI VAPENYU

  7. Zimbabweans its high time we say NO to people like Chombo. doesn’t he saw what Jonathan did kuZBC. He is the worst corrupt minister of his genaration. he is very arrogant . is he telling us that the position of mayor is useless and powerless. and by the way does his boss(Mugabe) knows that

  8. Moda kuti chombo aite seiko iye ari hama yapresident. Dai asina ukama napresident akadzingwa kare kare because since he became minister of local gvt we began to see:
    Degradation of water works
    The flow of raw sewage in our cities
    Erratic supply of rusty water
    Drilling of water wells in cities by NGOs (which are accused of being puppets)
    General decay in the delivery of all services (refuse management, street lights, road maintenance ++)
    CHOMBO IS A CRIMINAL WHO HIMSELF IS THE AUTHOR AND DESTROYER OF OUR ONCE LOVELY CITIES. MAYBE HE MUST DYE HIS HAIR BLACK

  9. what do you expect from chombo? he is the godfather of corruption and why is he in cabinet

  10. CHIROMBO MUSANGO

    Chombo will continue doing what he want with our money, lives and time becoz he is untouchable. He knows that Mugabe will never entervine in any issue that concerns the people. Vanhu muvocablary ya BOB no longer exist becoz they have forsaken him a long long time ago, but if these were PARTY issues that threatens his grip on power he would have wrecked havoc and all types of riot acts read. Remember how he reacts to formation opp parties, the CHOLOCHO debacle – these were dealt right there and harshly. So Gina can do as he please, not him alone because in ZANU PF the electorate is no longer worshiped for votes but a SYSTEM that is laid on firm, fertile ground of CORRUPTION, CRONISM, NEPOTISM and PATRONAGE you, i, and them know all this.

    1. they have said it all

  11. chombo chinoparadza chaparadza matowns chichaparadzwawo zvichapera

  12. chuma gwayi mukuruvambwa

    Black water in marondera or is it raw sewage from rufaro

  13. to see the rot or the source of all this confusion just go and look at the councils suppliers list and try to find out who owns those supplying companies then you will have your answers

  14. what do you expect from chombo. he shields criminals. check history

  15. Minister of Rural and Urban Chaos. Using the Urban chaos act. Should have stayed in Higher Education

  16. hah Chombo ane huori hunonhuwa plus we ar nt seeing progress nt problems.
    Auraya macouncils ose zvawo n its kinda lyk he is on mission.
    If am lying wy nt sort out chaos n chtungwisa Municipality bt hes jus lootng money ikoko oti vashandi ngavapihwe mahalf salary cz takambofunga kut Tanysnyiwa zvaaenda we ar nw seeing da change bt zvrikutowedzera saka hes a destroyer n l wondr kut president havaskuzvionawo here inga zvripedyo wan nedhorobha reHarare.

  17. mbavha dzese ngadzisungwe pliz nyika ienderere mberi mumaMinistries ngamuiswe maproffessionals pamabasa nt pahuhori nyika haina kwainoenda lets unite and stamp out corruption our country will be the best in southern africa.

  18. Imi ndiye chombo wekunetsa gore riya nenyaya yemacurtains namai vaya vainzi ani gara zviya?

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