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Bulawayo councillor refuses to take oath in English, recites it in Shona

by Stephen Jakes
31 Aug 2018 at 16:03hrs | Views
MDC Alliance official Descent Bajila has said he is disappointed with the conduct of some of the Bulawayo elected Councillors who openly disrespected the residents who elected them during their swearing in at the council chambers.

Some of the councillors most of them from the Shona back ground particulartly Batirai Dube exchanged bitter words with the residents who were angered by his taking of oath of office using Shona language, but he remained defiant saying the constitution of the country recognizes many languages which Shona is one of them.

"I am so disappointed with the conduct of Bulawayo ward 24 Councillor Anorld Batirai Dube. He represents nothing that as a generation we must represent. He came long after moment he was supposed to be sworn in. He was dead drunk, refused to take his oath in English and whatever reading was made in English by the Chamber secretary he recited in Shona," Bajila said.


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