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Mthwakazi Restoration secures court date for Kambarami legal case

by 1893MRM
13 Apr 2019 at 15:53hrs | Views
1893 Mthwakazi Restoration Movement (1893MRM) filed a case with Zimbabwe High Court challenging the nomination and eventually appointment of Tinashe Kamabarami as a Bulawayo councillor and ultimately Bulawayo Deputy Mayor stemming from the July 30 2018 harmonised national and municipal general elections of Zimbabwe.

The legal case was filed by the lawyers of 1893MRM in December 2018. The case has been scheduled for a hearing before High Court Judge Mabhilikwa on the 24th of June 2019 at 10:00 hrs.

The Movement is relieved that finally the case will be brought for hearing after eagerly waiting for the court date for the past four months.

Background of the case as reported by 1893MRM on November 10 2018:
[1893MRM learnt, with evidence provided through the courts as well as media reports that Tinashe Kambarami is a convicted criminal with financial related charges including theft.

The Chronicle newspaper of Bulawayo reported the following on Kambarami in its article of September 15 2018,
"According to court records, Kambarami (32) was in July under CRB 1981/18, convicted on his own plea of guilty to theft by Bulawayo magistrate, Ms Sharon Rosemani." The following is also an interesting excerpt from the same issue of the Chronicle of September 15 2018, "Constitutional lawyer, Professor Lovemore Madhuku, said legally Kambarami can only removed from office through a court order. Legally once one is declared duly elected it is not automatic that they leave office unless there is a court order to nullify that. We are therefore saying someone will have to go to court, be it a voter or some interested party. In essence, it means that Kambarami remains a councillor and deputy mayor until a competent court has declared him unfit to remain in office," he said.]

Our Movement, 1893MRM finds it criminal not only on the part of Kambarami but as well as the MDC Alliance which had an obligation to do reasonable or thorough background checks and declarations of the legal standings of all its nominated officials meant to run for office throughout Zimbabwe. Clearly in the case of Kambarami the MDC Alliance either turned a blind eye or colluded in the illegal nomination of Kambarami to represent the party both as Councillor and ultimately as Deputy Mayor of Bulawayo.

Tinashe Kambarami is a councillor for ward 3 who was elected in 2018 harmonised elections under the Movement of Democratic change Alliance (MDC Alliance).

1893 Mthwakazi Restoration Movement is seeking for Bulawayo public support in the case as this a matter of interest for all Bulawayo residents who were deceived into electing a criminal convict into office.  

On the same note 1893MRM would like to thank Bulawayo people for their patience and for all the support they gave to 1893MRM be it emotional and financial as it took the journey of filing this issue with the courts.

1893MRM is a human rights movement which is registered as a trust in Zimbabwe and fights to safeguard the dignity and human rights of the citizens of Mthwakazi (Matebeleland and Midlands).

Source - Released by: 1893MRM Information and publicity