Manyenyeni new Mayor of Harare

Bernard Manyenyeni, a 48 year-old General Manager with an insurance firm has been overwhelmingly elected the new mayor of Harare. He will be deputized by Thomas Muzuva, who was also elected on Monday.

Bernard Manyenyeni
Bernard Manyenyeni

Manyenyeni, a ward 17 MDC-T councilor in Mount Pleasant garnered 38 votes against seven of his ZANU PF rival Beadle Gwasira of Ward 7, Avondale.

Manyenyeni will replace lawyer Muchadeyi Masunda and serve a five year term.

Muzuva, a MDC-T councilor in Kambuzuma confirmed the results of the Mayoral election telling SW Radio Africa that he expected to work well with Manyenyeni and the rest of the councilors. Muzuva beat ZANU PF’s Samuel Garachani of Ward 40, Dzivarasekwa.

In Bulawayo, the MDC-T’s Martin Moyo was also overwhelmingly voted for as the new mayor of the city. Moyo, an insurance broker with Old Mutual will have Gift Banda, a Ward 5 MDC-T councilor and local businessman as his deputy.

The new mayors and their deputies have all been chosen from a pool of elected councilors, contrary to reports by the MDC-T that they were going to choose from those that did not contest the council elections. – SW Radio Africa

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