(Last Updated on November 5, 2020 by Editor)
CHITUNGWIZA – The Mayor for Chitungwiza, Cllr Lovemore Maiko was today picked up by the Police on frivolous allegations of abuse of office.
He Mayor is accused of convening a special Council meeting without following proper council procedures. The special meeting was convened after the acting Town clerk advised Mayor Maiko that there were some urgent issues from the Ministry of local government which needed Council resolutions.
The second charge is that the Mayor physically stopped Council employees from demolitioning illegal houses against the ministerial directive. This is despite the fact that residents associations had approached the courts and won the case to stop the demolitions.
Cllr Maiko was picked from his office in Chitungwiza and taken to Harare Central Police station.