via Chombo reverses Mahachi suspension FEBRUARY 1, 2014 NehandaRadio
The predictable happened on Saturday when Local Government Minister Ignatius Chombo reversed Thursday’s decision by Harare Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni to suspend Town Clerk Dr Tendai Mahachi.
Manyenyeni suspended Mahachi on Thursday, for a period of three months, after the town clerk failed to provide the salary and benefits schedule of all Harare City Council senior employees, including his own.
It had been revealed in press reports that the salaries of Mahachi and 18 other senior managers totalled $500,000 a month. Just one director’s salary of $37,000 was enough to pay the wages of 227 low-earning council workers.
Its being reported Chombo summoned Mahachi, Manyenyeni, Wellington Chikombo (chairperson of the Human Resources committee), deputy mayor Thomas Muzuva and Human Capital director Cainos Chingombe to explain the problems in the city.
It was there that Chombo reversed the suspension and urged Mahachi and Manyenyeni to work in harmony for the good of the city.