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MDC instructs Tinashe Kambarami to resign from Byo Deputy Mayor Position

by Mandla Ndlovu
30 Oct 2018 at 18:32hrs | Views
MDC Chief of staff Sesil Zvidzai today issued a letter to Bulawayo Deputy Mayor Tinashe Kambarami instructing him to resign from his position paving way for the election of a New deputy Mayor by the City Fathers.

A Generational Consensus member based in Harare who spoke on position of anonymity confirmed the developments.

"It is true that Deputy Mayor of Bulawayo Tinashe Kambarami was in the HQ today where he was handed a letter from the office of Chief of staff asking him to resign from the Deputy Mayor post within 7 days or face expulsion. As I speaks he is on his way driving back to Bulawayo you can confirm with him."

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has justified his purge of some party mayors from their council jobs saying they were conspiring with the enemy to defy his directives.

Addressing party supporters who thronged Gwanzura Stadium to commemorate MDC's 19th anniversary on Saturday, Chamisa justified the move, saying the fired mayors were not the candidates chosen by the party and supporters.

"Some say Chamisa is firing mayors but let me explain the circumstances. We chose mayors by way of interviewing prospective candidates as well as asking residents.

"We came up with our own candidates but some of our councillors chose to do as they please and elected candidates that were backed by Zanu-PF.

"We then saw that we can't have mayors who dance to the tune of Zanu-PF hence our decision to fire them."

Last week, Chamisa fired Victoria Falls mayor Somvelo Dlamini over allegations of bringing the MDC into disrepute by defying party's directives, causing divisions amongst other charges.

His expulsion came a day after the 40-year-old MDC leader relieved Chegutu mayor Henry Muchatibaya of his duties and suspended six councillors for defying a directive on the mayoral elections.

Masvingo mayor Collin Chiboke was also ordered by the opposition leader to step down over the same allegations levelled against Dlamini and Muchatibaya.

Source - Byo24News