Harare shortlists 11 for town clerk post 

Source: Harare shortlists 11 for town clerk post – DailyNews Live

Helen Kadirire      23 May 2018

HARARE – The Harare City Council (HCC) has shortlisted 11 candidates for
the position of town clerk, mayor Bernard Manyenyeni revealed on Monday.

The position has been vacant since 2015 when Tendai Mahachi was retrenched
and replaced with Josephine Ncube, albeit in an acting capacity.

Before the latest development, council had shortlisted three candidates
for the position namely Tapiwa Mashakada, Elizabeth Gwatipedza and Cainos
Chingombe, but these were declined by the Local Government Board (LGB),
prompting council to restart the search.

In rejecting the trio, the LGB said Mashakada was an active MDC
politician; Chingombe was supposed to focus on his current position of
human resources director while Gwatipedza had just started work at Gweru
City Council, as the city’s new town clerk.

“We now have the shortlisted candidates, which was done independently of
HCC. The candidates came from a pool of 127 candidates,” Manyenyeni told
the Daily News. Council is still to set a date for the interviews.

In 2016, council had appointed former banker James Mushore to the position
but he was suspended by former Local Government minister Saviour
Kasukuwere, who said his appointment had not been authorised by the LGB.

Following his suspension, Mushore approached the Labour Court for
recourse, and the matter is still to be finalised. If Mushore wins the
Labour Court case, HCC would be compelled to pay him over $250 000 in
backdated salaries.