The fate of the deputy Mayor of Bulawayo, Councillor Tinashe Kambarami remains uncertain after the 1893 Mthwakazi Restoration Movement (1893MRM) approached the Bulawayo High Court seeking his removal from office.
The social movement is arguing that Kambarami is unfit to hold the post since he was convicted of criminal with financial related charges including theft.
1893MRM expressed its relief upon hearing that the case is set to be heard on June 24, 2019. The movement said:
We are relieved that finally the case will be brought for hearing after eagerly waiting for the court date for the past four months.
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. 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.
Kambarami is Ward 3 councilor and was elected on an MDC Alliance ticket. Earlier, he succumbed to MDC pressure and verbally resigned from the Deputy Mayor post. However, he later retained the same post uncontested.