Former council executives fail to pay $1,2 million for council properties

FORMER Harare City Council (HCC) directors are under fire over allegations that they are refusing to surrender or pay for council properties following their dismissal.

The directors, namely Tendai Mahachi who was acting town clerk, Josephine Ncube(chamber secretary) and Cainos Chingombe (human capital ) were obliged to either pay or surrender the property after their dismissal.

HCC booted out Ncube and Mahachi in 2016 after an audit report led by Girisoti Mandere unearthed violations of corporate governance and conduct  that financially crippled the local authority.

Zim Morning Post understands that  Ncube has a house in Milton Park worth USD 135 000 and a car which she is reportedly refusing to surrender, while Chingombe has a school in Mandara worth USD500 000.

Mahachi also owns a 6000 square metres industrial  stand in Southerton Industrial area.

The three fired directors now owe HCC close to $1.2 million.

HCC authorities refused to comment on the issue.