HARARE – Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has bemoaned the absence of a substantive town clerk for the city following the suspension of James Mushore.
He said politics was interfering with Harare City Council (HCC)’s affairs and functions.
While giving a State of the City Address recently, Manyenyeni said Mushore — a former top banker — was the right candidate for the position, in comparison to others shortlisted.
Mushore was in April last year suspended by Local government minister Saviour Kasukuwere, just after his appointment as Harare town clerk.
“We have struggled to find a competent town clerk to turn this city around because of the ministry’s intransigence against the new Constitution and our choice of town clerk. Over two years of our mandate will be lost in the battle to get a town clerk acceptable to Zanu PF,” Manyenyeni said.