Councillors Uphold Bulawayo Town Clerk’s Reinstatement

The Bulawayo City Council on Monday held a special full council meeting following the short-lived suspension of Town Clerk Christopher Dube by deputy mayor Tinashe Kambarami on a litany of accusations.

In an interview with the Chronicle on Monday, Bulawayo mayor Clr Solomon Mguni revealed that he reported to council what transpired leading to Dube’s suspension. Said Mguni:

I had to report to council on what transpired leading to the suspension of the Town Clerk.

I took the council through the events and asked the council to confirm or ratify my decision. The decision was ratified and the suspension was lifted.

Members then directed me to institute disciplinary proceedings (against Mr Dube) and follow due processes of the law.

With the majority of the councillors being from the MDC Alliance, the party directed that council should set up a committee to investigate Dube. Said Mguni:

For now, we are now reflecting on the composition of the committee. Obviously, as councillors, we are interested parties in these allegations and we cannot be the complainant, investigators, prosecutors as well as judges in the same case.

So we are just reflecting and we will be meeting as councillors to see how best we can assemble that committee.

My problem is that I am a trained and practising lawyer and I will be viewing some of these things from a legal standpoint instead of politically.

This is because some of these things that others may take politically may create problems for us legally in future.

More: The Chronicle

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