Harare City Council’s mayor, Bernard Manyenyeni has written to the Local Government Board and Parliament to express reservations over Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere’s meddling in the selection of Harare Town Clerk.
Three candidates; MDC-T Hatfield MP, Tapiwa Mashakada, Harare City Council human capital director, Cainos Chingombe and Gweru town clerk, Elizabeth Gwatipedza are vying for the post. However Kasukuwere has been trying to discredit Mashakada’s candidature, claiming it was not possible to hire politicians for the town clerk’s job. In an interview Manyenyeni said:
Yes, I wrote a letter to the Local Government Board chairman and the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Local Government chairperson, Irene Zindi. The minister’s remarks are aimed at eliminating the candidate, who has merited the job.
However, Zindi said she had not yet received the letter from Manyenyeni.