Harare Mayor, Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni on Thursday 30 June 2016 endured his second night in police cells after he was arrested on Wednesday 29 June 2016 for criminal abuse of duty as a pubic officer.
Councillor Manyenyeni, who is represented by Professor Lovemore Madhuku and Dzimbabwe Chimbga of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights was arrested on Wednesday 29 June 2016 and charged with contravening Section 174 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act.
The Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission officers and Zimbabwe Republic Police officers accuse Councillor Manyenyeni of committing corruption in the recruitment of companies, which were involved in the shortlisting of candidates for the position of Town Clerk for the City of Harare.
Councillor Manyenyeni is due to appear at Harare Magistrates Court on Friday 01 July 2016.
Councillor Manyenyeni’s arrest and detention came after High Court Judge, Justice Lavender Makoni reinstated him to the position of Harare Mayor after he was suspended from his position by Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere, who accused him of acting unlawfully and defying his directive by ordering Harare City Council councilors not to approve the appointment of seasoned banker James Mushore to the position of Town Clerk for the City of Harare.