A ZANU PF Councillor in Kwekwe brought a full council meeting to a standstill on Thursday after he openly wept over the allocation of vending stalls.
Maclean Nyamucherera, who is the only ZANU PF Councillor in Kwekwe, wailed while mayor Angeline Kasipo (MDC Alliance) was addressing Councillors.
The ward 6 Councillor accused his colleague Eric Rukavhairo, who is a health committee chairperson, of not only capturing council but also tormenting vendors.
He accused Rukavhairo of blocking the allocation of vending stalls to known vendors in Central Kwekwe. Said Nyamucherera:
Rukavhairo why are you tormenting vendors like this? Why are you not allowing vendors to trade in the CBD?
People are suffering but you are blocking the allocation of vending stalls, why are you behaving like this?
However, Rukavhairo responded and said the allocation of vending stalls was going to be done procedurally.
Tempers flared during the meeting as Nyamucherera went on a rant, accusing the MDC Alliance Councillors of undermining him because he is the only ZANU PF councillor in the chamber.
Meanwhile, Nyamucherera has been accused of swindling money from vendors, allegations he has strenuously denied.
Asked why he wailed during the meeting, Nyamucherera said he was moved by the plight of vendors. He said:
I am moved by the vendors’ plight and how someone is blocking them on eking out a living.
Its really painful to see people suffering like this while as council we can address the issue of allocation of stalls.
I am going to continue championing the cause of vendors.