MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has warned his party’s legislators and councillors that he will not hesitate to fire those who are corrupt and engage in improper conduct.
Chamisa said MDC elected officials will be compelled to sign a lifestyle code of conduct to stop them from engaging in corrupt activities while in office. He said:
We are actually enforcing a new rule within. All councillors and MPs must sign what is called the real change code of ethics and values which says one is not allowed to benefit from where they are stationed.
… those who are abusing power should be dealt with accordingly and we won’t hesitate to show them the exit. We can’t have people abusing power at the council and parliamentary levels; this is unlike us as a party which is an agent of change.
MDC-run councils have often been accused of corruption and gross incompetence.
Meanwhile, the party suspended Bulawayo’s Ward nine councillor, Donaldson Mabutho over suspected links to the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) last month.