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Controversial Byo deputy mayor Kambarami sued

by Thulani Nkala
21 Nov 2018 at 15:44hrs | Views
The 1893 Mthwakazi Restoration Movement (1893 MRM)  is taking  Bulawayo Deputy Mayor Tinashe Kambarami to court seeing his nomination and election as a councillor to be set aside. Some of the allegations leveled against Kambarami are that he came late for the swearing in ceremony and under the influence of alcohol. He disdainfully and arrogantly behaved. He is also accused of not disclosing his conviction as the Constitution does not allow convicts to hold such a public office.  

Interviewer Thulani Nkala (Nkala) managed to catch up with the leader of the organisation which is taking Clr Kambarami to court as we were interested in knowing the identity of the organisation and the reasons behind the court case. His name is Mr Bernard Magugu (Magugu).

Nkala: We are informed that you are the leader of the 1893 Mthwakazi Restoration Movement a civic organisation which is taking Clr Kambarami to court, could you please tell us what is your position and role in the organisation?

Magugu: I am the CA. My duty is to supervise, co-ordinate, plan, lead, control and be the call face of the organization.

Nkala: What does CA stand for?

Magugu: CA is Chief Administrator, we prefer to use a more user friendly title than using cumbersome and old fashioned titles such as president and others.

Nkala: Recently, there has been an avalanche of articles in the media stating that your organisation is taking the deputy mayor to court, could you please enlighten us as to the rationale of doing so?  

Magugu: As residents of Bulawayo or any other residents anywhere else, it is our right to be led by a Mayor who does not have a criminal record. We need a responsible leader, Bulawayo has a history of socio-economic astuteness, since its establishment by King Lobengula Khumalo and we thus want to maintain that status.

Nkala: We have not heard much about your organisation could you please tell us a bit about its purpose and programmes?

Magugu: It is a Civic organisation group whose main objectives is to protect and promote human, economic and cultural rights of all Mthwakazians found within and outside the country.

Nkala: How old is your organisation and is it registered? Magugu: Our organization was formed in 2014 and was officially registered in 2017. We have offices in Bulawayo City centre.

Nkala: For the benefit of those who do not know you, could you please briefly tell us about yourself and background?

Magugu: My name is Benard Magugu. I am a business technocrat and was born in Zhombe. I am an avid human rights activist since my childhood where l would not like to see people suffering. I am also a member of Zimrights &CCJP.  

We hope this brief and timely interview was able to shed some light on the identity of the organisation taking Clr Kambarami to court, its objectives and the profile of its leader. Mr Magugu has promised to give us a longer interview n the near future focusing on his profile and the work of his organisation.

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