Marondera Municipality’s Town Clerk Josiah Musuwo will finally leave council chambers after having been at the helm of the municipality for more than three decades.
The town clerk will leave the office in February next year with the hunt for his successor already underway.
Musuwo is one of the longest-serving Town Clerks in the country having survived numerous attempts to remove him from the influential position by many previous councillors and politicians.
Marondera Mayor Chengetai Murowa said they now have the last three candidates to take over from Musuwo with the best candidate yet to be approved by the Local Governance ministry.
Among the top candidates is chamber secretary Rinashe Nyamuzihwa who has been with the council for some time working in top positions.
“We are partying ways with Town Clerk Josiah Musuwo and we will cherish him for what he did for the town”.
“On the issue of a new Town Clerk, we have since forwarded the three final candidates to the Local Governance ministry and we are waiting to get the results once the board sits,” said Mayor Murowa.
Musuwo leaves Marondera town in shambles with the small town grappling massive water shortages while land scandals including the Elmswood saga were done under his supervision.
There has been no meaningful development in central Marondera in terms of infrastructure development with residents hoping that the new clerk will revolutionise everything into modernity.