Former Kwekwe mayor Shadreck Tobaiwa who bounced back into council after the July 30 elections has been tipped to reclaim the city’s top job. He would replace mayor Matenda Madzoke who lost council the elections to MDC Alliance’s Charles Juta.
Ironically, Madzoke took over the mayoralty from Tobaiwa five years back.
Meanwhile, the outgoing city father made history after he rejected a council offer of a top of the range vehicle which would have been part of his exit package.
Madzoke, who made history by cycling to work, insisted that the mayoral vehicle was not a priority and told council to channel money to service delivery vehicles.
In a country dominated by executives in State-owned enterprises who earn mega-salaries prejudicing service delivery, Madzoke took a different stance, earning himself the nickname – Zim’s own Jose Mujica.
Madzoke proved that not all officials are greedy and corrupt beyond redemption after turning down a brand new Isuzu KB D-Teq twin cab vehicle that was acquired for him after a council resolution.
The small city intended to splurge $68 000 on a single car for its mayor and paid $38 000 deposit on the truck.
Horrified at the thoughtless extravagance and inability to focus on the real important matters of service delivery, Mr Madzoke ordered the council to cancel the order and instead use the money to buy a garbage removal truck.
The opposition MDC Alliance is dominating Kwekwe City Council after it took thirteen seats of the available fourteen.
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