Deputy Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs, who is also ZANU PF national commissar, Victor Matemadanda has said that there is a leadership vacuum in the city of Mutare.
Like all cities in Zimbabwe, most of the councillors in Mutare are from the opposition MDC Alliance.
Matemadanda bemoaned poor service delivery in the city and the lack of communication between residents and City Fathers. Speaking to journalist after a tour of the city, Matemadanda said:
There is a leadership vacuum in Mutare. The leadership is not connected to the people and this is cancer the Mutare of people have told me of.
People are saying that they have not seen their councillors since they were voted into office.
This should not be the case. We have been told a lot of problems and we are going to forward them to various ministries, but I am very worried because there is no communication between the leadership and residents.
Residents don’t know where to send their problems.
Matemadanda toured several sections of the city on Tuesday including the Sakubva flea market and bus terminus where he met residents, vendors and transport operators among other stakeholders.