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Chamisa expels 14 more councillors

by Staff reporter
14 Sep 2021 at 06:04hrs | Views
Fourteen Gweru urban and Vungu Rural District MDC Alliance councillors have been expelled from the party after they attended a meeting called by a rival faction led by Mr Douglas Mwonzora.

According to a letter seen by this publication addressed to the expelled members signed by MDC Alliance Midlands province secretary Mr Lazarus Chacha, 10 expelled councillors are from the city of Gweru while four are from Vungu RDC.

Gweru mayor, Josiah Makombe did not attend the meeting. Expelled from MDC Alliance at Gweru City Council are former Mayor Charles Chikozho (Ward 10), Trust Chineni (Ward 15), Tawanda Magidi (Ward 16), Catherine Mhondiwa (Ward 13), Doubt Ncube (Ward 3), Farai Muza (Ward 17), Godfrey Giwa (Ward 6), Edson Kurebgaseka (Ward 9) John Manyundzwa (Ward 18) and Notal Dzika (Ward 8) From Vungu RDC, those expelled are Benjamin Mpala (Ward 7), Spiwe Moyo (Ward 8), Nyika Parirenyatwa (Ward 16) and Restart Muswere (Ward 10).

"The following councillors attended the MDC T (Mwonzora) meeting on 3 September 2021 in defiance of the party position (Constitution) and are therefore expelled from the party MDC Alliance with immediate effect," reads the letter from Mr Chacha.

"They contravened the Party Constitution (Annexure C) disciplinary code of conduct and regulations 2.2 (i) acted in collaboration with another political organisation in a manner that is detrimental to the achievement of the aims and objectives of MDC Alliance party thereby undermining the authority vested in them by the electorate who had faith and trust by attending the MDC T meeting."

Before the meeting, Mr Silas Mangono, MDC-T Local Government and Parliamentary Affairs director threatened unspecified action on councillors if they missed the meeting that was chaired by MDC-T secretary for Local Government Ms Faith Musarurwa Kamutsungira.

"I have been asked by the secretary for Local Government, Mrs Faith Musarurwa Kamutsungira to inform you that she will be coming to Gweru on September 3, 2021 at 9am to meet with all Gweru, Vungu and Shurugwi MDC-T councillors," Mr Mangono wrote.

"So, you are required to attend. Failure to attend will be interpreted to mean that we are not working together and appropriate action will be taken. Please liaise with the Gweru mayor and chief whip for the venue."

Source - chronicle