The government has appointed a probe team to investigate the factors that led to the suspension and reinstatement of Bulawayo Town Clerk, Christopher Dube.
The development comes after Bulawayo deputy Mayor, Cllr Tinashe Kambarami together with Cllr Chigora and other councillors suspended the Clerk citing failure to address the city’s water problems and mismanagement of funds. The suspension did not auger well with Dube who threatened to kill Kambarami and company.
Dube was reinstated 24 hours later by the Mayor, Solomon Mguni, who argued that Dube’s suspension was likely to destabilise the council.
The Councillors were notified of the pending investigations by the council’s Chamber Secretary Mrs Sikhangele Zhou. Part of the letter read:
Please be informed that an investigations team has been dispatched to investigate the recent events surrounding the suspension of the Town Clerk. The investigating team from the Ministry will arrive in Bulawayo tomorrow (18th July 2019) and will start work on the 19th July, 2019.
The team which is expected in Bulawayo today will start investigations tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the opposition MDC led by advocate Nelson Chamisa has already summoned the councillors to Morgan Tsvangirai House formerly known as Harvest House over the matter.
The MDC has also refuted claims by some analysts who are adamant that the issue was tribal in nature.
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