MDC Orders Bulawayo Deputy Mayor To Step Down

In an interview with the Chronicle, MDC Bulawayo province deputy spokesperson Edwin Ndlovu yesterday confirmed the Nelson Chamisa led party wrote to Bulawayo Deputy Mayor councillor Tinashe Kambarami ordering him to step down from his post or risk being expelled from the party and recalled from council.

The Ward 3 Councillor was elected as the city’s Deputy Mayor against the party’s directive to impose Ward 1 Clr Mlandu Ncube in that position. Kambarami was given 7 days to comply with the directive. Part of thee letter written to Kambarami reads:

In pursuant to the letter addressed to us by the National Secretary for Local Government we hereby inform you that you are instructed to step down from the position of Deputy Mayor Bulawayo Municipality within seven days of receipt of this letter. Failure to comply within the stipulated period shall result in your expulsion from the party and also recall from the council.

Constitutional lawyer Professor Lovemore Madhuku told The Chronicle MDC can fire councillors as the principle is similar to that used for firing Members of Parliament and Senators.

More: Chronicle

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