MDC Sets Up Special Committee To Investigate Bulawayo Town Clerk

The opposition MDC has resolved to set up a special committee whose sole mandate would be to investigate Bulawayo town Clerk who has been accused of corruption and maladministration.

This comes after last week the then-acting Mayor, Bulawayo Deputy Mayor Tinashe Kambarami suspended Dube for failing to address the water crisis and mismanagement of public funds.

The suspension was however lifted 24 hours by Mayor Solomon Mguni who said the suspension would destabilise the council.

The central government has also appointed a team to determine the factors that contributed to Dube’s suspension as some quarters of society were arguing that it was a tribal issue.

The MDC summoned BCC councillors to the party Headquarters in Harare over the matter. They held a meeting at which the party resolved to set up a probe team. MDC’s secretary for local governance, Clifford Hlatshwayo, said:

Our meeting touched on a lot of issues. We discussed the Bulawayo disturbances and we noted that serious allegations including, corruption and maladministration, were levelled against the town clerk. We recommended that a special committee should be put in place to carry out investigations in line with the Urban Councils Act.

He added that investigations were necessary since allegations were made. Hlatshwayo also said that the party has since advised the councillors to focus on their mandate, that is, executing their duties and responsibilities.

Kambarami and councillor Silas Chigora were arrested for assault after they forcefully evicted Dube from his office. They appeared in court on Saturday and were released on bail.

More: Daily News


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