Chimene declares self de facto Mutare head

Mandiitawepi Chimene

MANICALAND Provincial Affairs minister Mandiitawepi Chimene has declared herself the de facto head of Mutare City Council, claiming she had been given the mandate to oversee council business by Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere.


Addressing a stakeholders’ meeting attended by residents’ associations, councillors and non-governmental organisations in the city last Friday, Chimene credited herself for an audit, which recently unearthed massive financial irregularities, which led to the resignation of town clerk, Obert Muzawazi.

“It is I who is in charge at Mutare City Council. I do so through their ministry because if I see something wrong, I report to their respective ministry. I also rule through the councillors, l have the right to call them and show them the direction. l am not saying an MDC or Zanu PF councillor, but Mutare City Councillors,’’ she said.

MANDI CHIMENE Mandiitawepi Chimene

“If you, councillors, want to politicise issues of council, l will not tolerate that. You should be united for the good of the city. If you misbehave, nothing can stop me from unleashing a commission for the city and you will rule from your homes.’’

Chimene said she had influenced Kasukuwere to order a forensic audit report of the local authority that exposed massive rot by the council’s management.

“They were sending their children to schools outside the country, while a worker, who should earn just $100, was not getting anything. This is very cruel and they should be arrested. I acted like a town cleck last year because scores of people always came to my office saying that they were not getting paid,’’ she said.

Mutare council workers have gone for 18 months unpaid.

City engineer Donald Nyatoti is the acting town clerk.


  1. It is always the case when mediocre people are celebrated. The Minister is mediocre, the party mediocre, and this one mediocre. Do these people sleep really?

  2. chimene is mad .all the gvt ministers are sending their children outside country yet workers go without pay fr months . dnt interfer wth council operations

  3. Dr. Grace Mugabe, I want to bring to the attention of the President, Cde Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Dr. Grace Mugabe, Saviour Kasukuwere and Police Commissioner Augustine Chihuri to thoroughly investigate CST Hove stationed at Makamba in Hwedza. i was totally shocked by his utterances when he was on the road block. its unfortunate that i didn’t have a recording phone. He denigrated the President’s celebration to be held in Masvingo saying it was better to give him the money than sponsoring that event. i am not a politician but i was deeply touched by his speeches which was totally misguided. i tried to check his number which appeared like 070 624C. This constable has a very bad influence which should not be swallowed at all by any Zimbabwean even a neutral person. Was he properly vetted when he was included in the police force. i wonder. The place is Goto Rusape. Please, Please, Please, this man must be investigated well.

  4. iwe makandi pano hapasi pema personal issues ekwa goto. How much did the poor cst fine you kkk. Just pay the fine and shut up. we have better issues to tackle here

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  6. What you saying and doing shows that you are stupid and foolish. Now you have no evidence but you want to accuse someone in public and tanish their name. In any case, just because you are police does it mean you have no opinion. Maybe he gave his opinion and you did not like it. Was he talking to you or someone else. That force number you gave, which you are not sure about may belong to someone else somewhere maybe in Beitbridge. So should that person suffer coz you cant remember the number your saw. Get an education, go to night scholl or something and most of all Get a life…

  7. Mukandi is right to complain no one should denigrate our GOD GIVEN PRESIDENT and CHIMENE is right to rule council as she is a PROVNCIAL MINISTER.I APPLAUD HER FOR A JOB WELL DONE IN ENSURING WORKERS GET PAID.WHATS WRONG WITH THAT

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