Local Government Minister July Moyo following recommendations made by the Nelson Chamisa led MDC has officially fired Somvelo Dlamini as the Victoria Falls Mayor and declared his council ward 9 vacant, Newsday reports.
In a letter directed to the Vic Falls Municipality seen by the Souther Eye, Moyo reportedly wrote:
I wish to inform you that I am in receipt of a letter from the Movement of Democratic Change that councillor S Dhlamini has been expelled from the party. In terms of section 278(1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, as read with section 129(1)(k), ward 9 of Victoria Falls Municipality is now vacant.
In terms of section 121 of the Electoral Act, please inform the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission of the casual vacancy. Please ensure a new mayor is elected as soon as possible and any assets of council recovered from Clr Dhlamini.
Dlamini was recalled by his party after he ignored a directive by the party’s leadership not to context as the town’s mayor.