BUHERA – Two Buhera Rural District Council (BRDC) workers suspended for 11 months on full pay were reinstated two weeks ago after NEC for Rural District Councils dismissed the local authority’s prayer for their dismissal.
The Mirror confirmed the development from reliable sources.
Obey Mashura who is employed in the Planning Department was suspended in February last year for allegedly swapping his stand measuring 2 000 square meters with a bigger stand measuring 7 700 square meters without the necessary authority.
He then allegedly prejudiced council of 5 700 square meters of land valued at $69 654.00.
NEC found Mashura not guilty and ordered BRDC to uplift the suspension and reinstate him into his former position without loss of salary and benefits.
In the second case, Paul Makundidze who is employed as an assistant executive officer was suspended in November 2019 for failing to supervise an accounts clerk and to do a hand over takeover of receipt summaries.
The prayer by council to dismiss Makundidze was also dismissed.
Buhera RDC Chief Executive Officer Emily Chibvongodze was still to receive the letter of reinstatement.
“We did not receive an official order to reinstate the suspended employees, but they are here, they brought the letter which they received from their union to report back to work,” said Chibvongodze.
Effort to get comments from the two workers were futile. They both said that they were not allowed to speak to the media. https://masvingomirror.com