Friday, 8 January 2016

Kombayi posts photos of self in mayoral robes, as High Court orders return of property

Runaway Gweru mayor Hamutendi Kombayi, son to Patrick, the Midlands capital's first black mayor, posted photos of himself on Facebook wearing the robes and chain he was ordered by the High Court to return.
His Worship the suspended Gweru mayor, Hamutendi Kombayi


In the background are glasses half-filled with liquor and ice.

Kombayi is currently holed up in his United Kingdom birthplace, with a Gweru weekly newspaper claiming that he holds British citizenship.

Kombayi and friends in the UK
First it was High Court judge Nokutula Moyo ordering that Kombayi and his 17 suspended  councillors be reinstated.

When Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere did not seem to follow that order, Kombayi reportedly disappeared with his mayoral car, robes and chain.

Authorities sought a High Court order compelling him to return the property, but the mayor thought otherwise, taking the mayoral robes and chains to the UK.

Should I return these robes?
In other photos posted from overseas earlier, Kombayi can be seen boozing with friends Kayy Kayy, Kennedy Tumelo Majoza, and Simba Kay.

Meanwhile, elections have been held in wards 5 and 11 where councillors had been fired over corruption. MDC boycotted the elections.

The two new ZANU PF councillors, Simon Chapukira and Silas Furo, and three commissioners appointed by Kasukuwere are now running the city.