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Harare mayor calling it quits…. bemoans “political leg-irons”

Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni will not seek re-election at the end of his current term and says his council failed to achieve their objectives because of political interference.

Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni will not seek re-election at the end of his current term
Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni will not seek re-election at the end of his current term

“Our failure to move because of political leg-irons must be separated from aspects of management, lethargy, capacity, competence and conflict.

“Revenues must improve and sound financial management must be key. 

“The quality and performance of the resident and ratepayer must improve. I will always be grateful for this opportunity to serve my city at its weakest.

“Thank you all for the support so far. I promise to keep my heart in the right place for the remainder of my tour of duty. It is exactly four years today and less than ten months is left. I arrived at Town House buoyed by a spiritual appointment and political deployment.”

Manyenyeni said being not directly involved in the 2018 elections would give him the freedom to maintain his focus on business. He said the problems bedevilling Harare required a “doer-mayor” not a chairman of the board.

“There is enough pressure to sustain attacks on things that are wrong. I do have enough energy for this. Not being personally involved in the 2018 elections gives me freedom to maintain focus where I am not tethered,” he said.

“My call to be succeeded by an executive mayor must get louder. This is not about me. I will be out. I am very encouraged by the quality of aspiring mayors for our city. From the four names that I am aware of, Harare will have a good mayor come 2018.”

“In electing councillors for 2018, let us be driven by what is wanted in the job, not by who wants the ‘job’. It is not a job, it is a service,” he said.

Manyenyeni was elected mayor for Harare in 2013.

  • Thts wat real man do

  • Good one

    • Its a breath of fresh air unlike some people that over stay their welcome. We need to give other people chances to come up with better options.

    • Well said innocent!!!

  • That zanu pf RBZ Manundya can learn a lot from this mayor.

  • MDC politicians knows how to resign,not what we see on the other side of the road.

    • Serious ??? Tswangwirai hw many years

    • Tsvangirai has been clinging since the beginning of times

    • If you’re opposed to zanu i believe we all agree that Tsvangirai is the best candidate to face a zanu one.that’s why you see educated people like Professor Weishman and Biti returning to him.

    • If you’re opposed to zanu i believe we all agree that Tsvangirai is the best candidate to face a zanu one.that’s why you see educated people like Professor Weishman and Biti returning to him.

    • You are wrong he want them back don’t forget too tell us who formed MDC

    • Dont lie its almost 18 yrs at the helm why step down and look for another candidate

  • Hail the mayor

  • Akatodya uyo

    • kudya uchiziva kuti ndaguta hakuzi nani here pane kuita hwedora rinosiya muti dzawa shamhu chete nhai mkoma?

    • kudya uchiziva kuti ndaguta hakuzi nani here pane kuita hwedora rinosiya muti dzawa shamhu chete nhai mkoma?

  • That’s awesome, I salute you Mr Manyenyeni

  • sadik Khan and Manyenyeni at par

  • Thus the way to go

  • Good move True CDE

  • kudiii mazadza matura manje ndoosaka maakuda kusiya

  • Lillian Mabel Ndonga

  • Thats a real man with pple at heart.

  • This is called taking responsibility…

  • This called being a cry baby. There is no council in the world that is run without politics. Thats the very reason why they are elected that alone is politics. This is africa grow some guts and lead from the front. What example is that if the very people we elect to fight give up

    • Hapana cry baby apa. How can one work as Mayor when every decision you make has to go through Kasukuwere who was not elected by anyone in Harare. This good man could not even appoint a town clerk. So if this is not interference what is it. The mayoral office is now just too ceremonial.

  • This called being a cry baby. There is no council in the world that is run without politics. Thats the very reason why they are elected that alone is politics. This is africa grow some guts and lead from the front. What example is that if the very people we elect to fight give up

    • Hapana cry baby apa. How can one work as Mayor when every decision you make has to go through Kasukuwere who was not elected by anyone in Harare. This good man could not even appoint a town clerk. So if this is not interference what is it. The mayoral office is now just too ceremonial.

    • uyo anonzi Kasukuwere anetsa,seems he enjoys kurwadzisa vanhu

  • Chombo, Kasukuwere made hell for you Engineer.You tried your best but its difficult to work with unprofessional dunderheads.

  • Chombo, Kasukuwere made hell for you Engineer.You tried your best but its difficult to work with unprofessional dunderheads.

  • Fustek wena, u lie

  • Fustek wena, u lie

  • This is one of the few good men I know in Harare. The ministry of Local government was wasting his time. He deserves a bigger office

  • This is one of the few good men I know in Harare. The ministry of Local government was wasting his time. He deserves a bigger office

  • Unodzokera chete make that city a sunshine city once again

  • Man enough! Its better to jump than to be pushed.

  • Thank you

  • Akazvikoniwa

  • Thats wht we call moral and conscience, how do you sleep knowing you haven’t fulfil your mandate

  • wena tell yo mdc boss to do the same wanzwa here…..muuudze kuti asiye chigari hatiskuda kuvotera munhu asina maideas apa achirwara

    • You are an APA supporter zve MDC unei nazvo?

    • becoz the MDC wants me to vote fr a single candidate becz ny vote will split the vote…..nonsense…..and how did u know i support Nkosana moyo….becoz essentially he is independent…. the party is different from all other parties

  • Vote For APA Zimbabwe guys…..nkosana moyo is the best qualified person to run the country

  • ZveZanu vanofara kuona vanhu vachifa nenzara pese pese hapana chavanoda chisumuke kunze kwavo.

  • Dai maresigner makawanda nevamwe soooo

  • Man of STEEL

  • Hamba kahle

  • Quitting what?

  • Ganya naani maguta zve. Chiendai munodya dzamaka looter!

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