Bulawayo former mayor, Alderman Thaba Moyo has urged the government to reintroduce strict measures to vet aspiring councillors so that right people are elected to run council affairs.
Speaking during a meeting organised by the Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA) on Friday, Alderman Moyo said:
When I came into office in 2003 we were thoroughly vetted by the local authority, where we were required to have a property in the city, be residents and also council’s treasury had to see to it that we did not owe council anything.
This has been unfortunately changed which is why we have all these characters in office, the truth is we voted for people we do not even know.
Moyo revealed that the Aldermen’s council will meet with the city’s mayor, Clr Solomon Mguni to try to give guidance to him so that he would be aware of the source of problems facing the city.