The MDC-T led by Douglas Mwonzora has recalled four MDC Alliance Councillors in Chipinge Urban.
According to Chipinge Times, the four Councillors who have been recalled are chairman Zivanai Nyakuchena Ward 1, Sarah Marwa Sithole Ward 2, Raina Madenyika Ward 4 and Chrispen Rambu Ward 8.
The four are believed to be aligned to MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa. They were recalled on Thursday.
The Minister of Local Government and Public Works, July Moyo, has already written a letter to the acting Chipinge town secretary giving notice of the development. The letter read in part:
I wish to inform you that I am in receipt of a letter from the secretary-general of the MDC-T dated August 4, stating that the following, Zivanai Nyakuchena, Sarah Marwa, Chrispen Rambu and Raina Madanyika in terms of section 278 (1) of the constitution of Zimbabwe as read with section 129 (1) (k) wards (1), (2), (8) and 4 are now vacant.
Moyo said the council was expected to inform the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) about the four vacant council seats.
Mwonzora’s recalls have paralysed councils throughout the country and weakened the opposition in Parliament, making it easy for ZANU PF to pass controversial Bills.