Gweru residents’ association boss suspended

Gweru City Council has suspended chairperson of the Gweru Residents and Ratepayers’ Association (GRRA), Cornelia Selipiwe, on charges of misconduct over utterances he allegedly made in an interview with the Daily News.

by Stephen Chadenga

Selipiwe, a former workers’ committee spokesperson, is alleged to have committed “an act of conduct or omission inconsistent with the fulfillment of the express or implied conditions of his contract of employment”.

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“On January 27, 2016 you published in the Daily News, a statement, which is calculated to bring the employer or other person into hatred, dishonour or which gave the impression that some wrongful conduct or breach of the law has been committed,”part of the allegations by council read.

Selipiwe was quoted in the paper, questioning how the $20 pump fee levied to all households and how much the commission running the affairs at council were getting in allowances.

He is, however, still to be served with detailed charges levelled against him and to furnish council with a written response to the allegations within 48 hours.
Council barred Selipwe from entering its premises during his suspension.

Selipiwe confirmed receiving the suspension letter last Thursday and that his lawyers were preparing a response.

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