Minister Taken To Court For Appointing Commissions To Run Councils

Harare and Chitungwiza residents associations have taken Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister July Moyo to court over his decision to appoint caretaker commissions to run councils on a temporary basis until new councils are sworn in.

City of Harare acting town clerk Engineer Hosiah Chisango is cited as the second respondent, while Chitungwiza town clerk Dr George Makunde is the third respondent. Chairpersons of commissions running Chitungwiza and Harare are also cited as respondents.

In the founding affidavit, Community Water Alliance national chairperson Hildarberta Rwambiwa is supported by the Combined Harare Residents Association (second applicant), Chitungwiza and Manyame Residents Association (third applicant). They argue that the appointment of commissioners is a violation of Section 277 (3) of the Constitution which stipulates that councillors should be sworn in by the 9th day after being elected. The associations state that they sought legal relief after the acting town clerk for City of Harare did not respond to their letter seeking an explanation as to why elected councillors were not being sworn in.

More: Herald


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Chitungwiza is a dormitory town found some 30 km, from Harare. The town is known for producing some of the finest musicians such as Alick Macheso and Mechanic Manyeruke. The latest popuation survey(2012) revealed that the city has In 2013 it made international headlines after... Read More About Chitungwiza

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-led Pioneer Column in 1890 and named Salisbury. The name was only changed to Harare... Read More About Harare

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