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Councilor confronts Kasukuwere, demands job back

17/03/2017 00:00:00
by Staff reporter
 
 
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SUSPENDED Zvishavane Town Chairperson, Councilor Esau Gwatipedza Dube, has confronted local government minister Saviour Kasukuwere, demanding his job back.

Through his lawyers, Dube wrote to Kasukuwere demanding that he overturns his suspension after the ministry failed to conduct a hearing within the stipulated period.

Dube was suspended by Kasukuwere on January 12 on a string of allegations which included meddling with the smooth running of the local authority.

The councillor had a long standing battle with the mining town’s secretary Tinoda Mukutu, with the latter accused of gross insubordination.

Dube is also accused of delaying the approval of the council budget by refusing to sign the performance contract of the town secretary resulting in Zvishavane operating without a budget for 8 months.

Several attempts by the MDC-T council to fire Mukutu and other senior officials failed to yield the desired results as the council boss bounced back every time he was suspended.

In a letter addressed to the minister and seen by NewZimbabwe.com, Councilor Dube declared that he was returning to work following the expiry of his suspension.

“Following the expiry of 45 days on which councilor E. Dube was on suspension as from the 12th of January, 2017 to the 15th of March, 2017, we are informing you that our client shall report for duty forthwith and be paid his allowances.

“We also intend to challenge your failure to determine his case within 45 days,” wrote Dube’s lawyers, Mutendi, Mudisi and Shumba Legal Practitioners.

Several MDC-T councillors, across the country, have either been fired or suspended after being accused of engaging in corrupt activities by the Zanu PF led government.

The opposition says this is part of Kasukuwere’s task to remove all obstacles for his Zanu PF party ahead of the 2018 elections. Kasukuwere is Zanu PF’s national political commissar, a strategic post in the ruling party.

 



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