MDC-T has asked Bernard Manyenyeni to step down as Harare mayor. This was confirmed by the party’s Harare provincial chairperson and Highfield East legislator Mr Eric Murai.
This comes after Harare councillors wrote to the party complaining that they were not working well with Manyenyeni. The party resolved to recall him as Harare mayor although he will continue to serve as Ward 17 councillor. Said Murai:
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Harare councillors wrote to us to the effect that they were not working well with mayor Manyenyeni and we only responded to their request. We did not exactly recall him, but he will continue to serve as councillor for his ward.
The Herald could not reach Manyenyeni for comment as he is out of town for the whole of this week.
Bernard (Ben) Manyenyeni, the former Mayor of Harare, is a Zimbabwean business executive, politician and MDC-T member. As a businessman, his career spans over 25 years in the financial services sector, largely managing group pension funds. He was the Mayor of Harare from 2013 to... Read More About Bernard Manyenyeni
Eric Murai is member of parliament for Highfield East constituency. He contested in the July 2018 elections and won. Read More About Eric Murai
Harare (formerly Salisbury) is the capital of Zimbabwe. It is the seat of Government, the industrial hub and commercial centre for Zimbabwe. The city was founded by the Cecil John Rhodes of the BSAC who sent the Pioneer Column in 1890. The name was changed... Read More About Harare