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Mutare Town Clerk Candidates Stampede At Traditional Healer’s Shrine

17 August 2021

A Mutare-based traditional healer said he is overwhelmed by the number of people visiting his shrine in a desperate bid to enhance their chances to land the Mutare City Council town clerk’s position.

Forty-three 43 candidates are eyeing the post which fell vacant following the death of Joshua Maligwa who succumbed COVID-19 on 5 January this year.

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A famous traditional healer in Mutare, who refused to be named, confirmed the night visits by some of the candidates. The traditional healer told NewsDay:

I am doing a lot of work at my shrine. The burdened are being healed, but as for the past two weeks, my shrine was overwhelmed with clients who are seeking to land the Mutare City Council town clerk’s position.

Most of them come at night. I am trying to help them, but the most difficult thing is that only one person is needed for the job.

Mutare mayor Blessing Tandi (MDC Alliance) recently disclosed that 43 candidates had applied for the hot seat.

Tandi said the shortlisting of the candidates was expected to be done next month.

The municipality’s health director Antony Mutara is currently the acting town clerk.

More: NewsDay