Misheck Mubvumbi

From Pindula

Misheck Mubvumbi was the City of Harare (CoH) Finance Director, and sent on forced retirement in 2014. In 2018, he successfully sued CoH and the retirement was nullified.

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The 2014 forced retirement of six CoH employees has been challenged in court, with Justice Rita Makarau sitting with Ben Hlatshwayo and Bharat Patel setting aside the retirements. Others who may now claim wrongful dismissal and payments include former business development manager Cosmas Zvikaramba, housing and community services manager Justine Chivavaya, Urban planning services manager Psychology Chiwanga, Stanley Mungofa (health) and director amenities Dombo Chibanda. [1]

The CoH ‘retirement’ legal mistake will cost millions in compensation. Council laid off the six through retrenchment in 2014 arguing that it would save US$2 million monthly from the exercise. However, the superior court ruled that the statutory instrument applied by council to reduce the retirement age from 65 to 60 did not apply to senior managers from grade one to grade four, hence the retirement was illegal.

The six — treasurer Misheck Mubvumbi, business development manager Cosmas Zvikaramba, housing and community services manager Justine Chivavaya, Urban planning services manager Psychology Chiwanga, Stanley Mungofa (health) and director amenities Dombo Chibanda — were forced to leave employment before reaching their retirement age of 65.

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  1. Council retrenchment nullified, News Day, Published: 6 November 2018, Retrieved: 20 January 2020
  2. City retirement boob backfires, The Herald, Published: 7 November 2018, Retrieved: 20 January 2020