The new Town Clerk, Mr. J. Maligwa commenced duty on Monday 3 April 2017 together with his deputy Mr. C. Vuta and Water Engineer, Mr. T. Mutetwa. He was welcomed by both Councillors and members of the Management Team at an informal meeting held in the Council Chamber on the 6th of April 2017. Speaking at the meeting, His Worship the Mayor congratulated Mr. Maligwa and went on to urge Councillors and Managers to work together with the new members of the Management Team whom he hoped would turn around the fortunes of Mutare especially in terms of service delivery and the welfare of Council employees.
Mr. Maligwa joined Mutare City Council from Rusape Town Council where he had been working as a Town Secretary since 2012 could not hide his zeal and enthusiasm to join the City of Mutare team as the Team Leader. He went on to advise that he was well aware of the mammoth task ahead of him and was well prepared for it. All he was asking for was support from both Councillors and members of the Management Team.