Masvingo Mayor Councillor Collins Maboke yesterday vowed to continue with his duties at Town House despite being ordered to step down by party leader Nelson Chamisa.
Over the weekend Chamisa agave Maboke a one-week ultimatum to leave his mayoral post or face expulsion. MDC leadership wants Maboke to pave way for Ward 4 Councillor Godfrey Kurauone. Maboke yesterday said he was not bound by an announcement made by Chamisa in his absence and vowed to continue with his mayoral duties. He said he will only respond to Chamisa’s threat if he receives communication in writing. Said Maboke:
I was away on the day in question (last Saturday) attending a family bereavement after my brother passed on. I cannot be bound by an announcement made in public, moreso when I was not even present at the said meeting. The party has official channels of communicating and I am yet to receive anything, so as of now I am continuing with my mayoral duties. In the event I receive official communication I will then make available my response. Right now I am coming from a meeting that had been scheduled with the Minister (of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Cde July Moyo), who unfortunately was not available as he was attending to challenges associated with Cyclone Idai in Manicaland.