HARARE’s lone protester, Philosophy Nyapfumbi (42), yesterday clocked his sixth day on a hunger strike at Town House saying he would not give up his fight until town clerk Tendai Mahachi has left office.
BY MOSES MATENGA
Nyapfumbi, a father of four and a plumber by profession who has been camped at Town House since last Thursday, said his was “a spiritual war” against lack of transparency at Town House.
He said although he had received verbal threats from some people who claimed to be from the President’s Office, he would soldier on until his mission was accomplished.
Nyapfumbi picketed Town House six days ago in protest against the reinstatement of Mahachi by Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo. Mahachi had been suspended by Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni on charges of failing to disclose the council’s executive payroll.
“They started mocking me asking what do I get financially by sitting here and I told them I was not worried. Others said they were from the President’s Office and were against my stay here,” he said.
“This is my sixth day here and today I spoke to the mayor who said he was rushing somewhere and we would talk later.
“I want to achieve good governance, transparency and
bring back the sunshine status to Harare.
“I want good governance. My family members have mixed feelings, but most know that I am fighting a spiritual war. I am a member of an apostolic church.”