GWERU town clerk, Elizabeth Gwatipedza, has finally moved into her official residence in the city, after spending a year commuting to work daily from Redcliff where she used to be the town secretary.
BY STEPHEN CHADENGA
Gwatipedza confirmed moving into the new house in the low-density suburbs although she could not disclose how much was spent in buying the property.
“I have now moved into a new house in South View suburb and that is where I am now staying,” Gwatipedza said yesterday.
Investigations by this paper revealed that since her appointment Gwatipedza was burning approximately 160 litres of fuel monthly driving to and from her Redcliff home to the Midlands capital for work.
Early this year mayor Charles Chikozho said it was council’s obligation to make sure that decent accommodation was secured for Gwatipedza as part of her package.
Prior to that, council had made a resolution that Gwatipedza occupy the idle mayoral mansion, but later made a U-turn saying the local authority was sticking to its 2015 decision for the white elephant to be turned into a guest house.
In 2016 residents resisted proposals to turn the mayoral mansion into a High Court building, saying council would not benefit from the move, as the State had gained a reputation of failing to pay its dues.