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Khupe wants Bulawayo councillors to report to her

by Staff reporter
12 Jul 2020 at 10:48hrs | Views
MDC leader Thokozani Khupe is demanding daily reports from Bulawayo city fathers on the local authority's action plans towards addressing the typhoid, diarrhoea and dysentery outbreak that has claimed 13 lives in the city.

Khupe assumed control of the opposition party following a Supreme Court ruling that declared Nelson Chamisa an illegitimate leader using the 2014 party structures.
However, Chamisa and his followers insist they belong to the MDC Alliance and not Khupe's MDC.

Khupe, who has since recalled some MDC Alliance legislators and councillors, has instructed the council through mayor Solomon Mguni to provide daily reports of the killer diseases outbreak in the city.

This follows a fact-finding mission to Luveve suburb, hard hit by the outbreak, on Friday, MDC acting spokesperson Khalipani Phugeni said.

"The mayor has to report to the presidential task team every other day until the situation has been successfully arrested, as to the city's intervention, the outcome hoped
for and the results thereof," Phugeni said in a statement.

Mguni and other opposition councillors were elected on an MDC Alliance ticket.

"Having received the preliminary report from the MDC-T's presidential task team, Dr Khupe has ordered the city through its mayor and his team, to immediately, deploy all Necessary interventions to arrest the deadly outbreak in that district."

Phugeni told this publication in a telephone interview that "it is our hope that the team [task force team] is briefed on the situation obtaining in Luveve".

Mguni refused to comment on the matter.

"I do not want to comment on political matters," Mguni said.

Source - the standard