They want the minister forced to withdraw his directive of reinstating Town Treasurer Albert Zingwe, who was fired for corruption.
The other appellants are Abraham Mtshena; Solomon Kadhlela; Thabiso Ndlovu; Office Gore; Jesca Magidha; Todiyi Mangisi; Elizabeth Nyevera; Jane Makwavarara; Dadirayi Mapfumo; Joseph Dzuma; Benjamin Mahonye; Alice Levi and Tavada Jukwa.
Zingwe was suspended on December 22 last year by council on allegations of fraud.
An investigation team set by the city fathers and led by local magistrate Tendi Mahwe found him guilty of abusing funds and stealing 2 000 street lights.
The Local Government Board subsequently fired him on July 29 this year. However, Chombo wrote to the council the following month saying Zingwe should be reinstated because he had been dismissed unfairly.
Chebundo and the 13 other appellants want the High Court to defeat Chombo’s directive.
Part of their application reads:
“The decision of the 1st respondent was so outrageous in its defiance of the logic or accepted moral standards that no person who has applied his mind to the question to be decided could have arrived at.”
The application further reads:
“Consequently to the foregoing, the application seeks an order setting aside the reinstatement of Zingwe.”
The High Court is expected to react to the application soon. Lately, the council has been marred by reports of corruption.
Housing committee chairperson and ward 14 councillor is currently under investigation for swindling residents of thousands of money on condition he would help them acquire stands.Post published in: News