|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|
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?|
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.