Chitungwiza Municipality has been dragged to court by one of its residents, Ngonidzashe Tavhiringwa after the local government authority reinstated its Town Clerk, George Makunde, who is facing serious allegations of abuse of office.
Tavhiringwa stated in his application that by virtue of being a ratepayer and resident in Chitungwiza, he has a huge stake in the matter and if the affairs of the city are not administered and managed well, he will be adversely affected. He said:
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I have the right to enforce the proper management of the authority and am entitled to demand the lawful administration of the municipality.
Zim Morning Post reports that Makunde who was appointed as Chitungwiza town clerk in October 2012 is facing allegations of deliberately absenting himself from duty without express authority and refusing to comply with instructions handed him by his seniors in council.
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