Innocent Ruwende Municipal Reporter—
Former Harare town clerk Dr Tendai Mahachi whose contract was terminated by council last week has approached the High Court seeking an order compelling the city to reinstate him on the basis that the city did not involve the Local Government Board in terminating his contract. In an application filed at the High Court by Advocate Thembinkosi Magwaliba instructed by Mr Chenjerai Daitai of Magwaliba and Kwirira Legal Practitioners, Dr Mahachi argued that Section 139(2) of the Urban Councils’ Act requires that prior to the termination of a contract of employment in respect of a town clerk, the Local Government Board must approve the termination.
Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni is cited the first respondent in his personal capacity and his official capacity as mayor, Harare City Council second and Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Cde Saviour Kasukuwere is cited as the third respondent.
In his founding affidavit Dr Mahachi also contests the revision of his salary and benefits and wants the court to interdict mayor Manyenyeni and the city from taking action that adversely affects his rights or interests including terminating his contract or diminishing any benefits.
Details to follow….