Bulawayo Mayor Election Postponed Due To Security Reasons

Bulawayo Coty Council  town clerk, Christopher Dube said that voting for the next Bulawayo mayor and deputy mayor has been postponed to Friday.

Dube said the election had been postponed because it was illegal for council to move the meeting to the Large City Hall as the law said such meetings should only be held within council chambers. Said Dube:

The movement of the first meeting of council from council chambers to the Large City Hall was illegal. Secondly, we were advised to postpone due to security reasons. We had initially acceded to the plea by residents to hold the meeting at the Large City Hall after the last Friday incident where many had to be turned away from the inauguration because our council chamber is too small. In the spirit of transparency, we thought it was the best idea but unfortunately we were advised that the decision was illegal, and as law abiding citizens and council officials we had to listen. We have engaged our major stakeholders in particular the councillors and we have agreed that the meeting now be held on Friday at 4PM.

Dube urged organisations to send representatives since council chambers cannot accommodate everyone. He also said the Friday election was also dependant on the availability of the provincial administrator Mrs Khonzani Ncube who is mandated to chair the meeting.

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