Opposition MDC Alliance has recalled two of its own councillors in Bulawayo accusing them of failing to run their respective
Deputy mayor Mlandu Ncube (ward 1), and ward 5 councillor Felix Mhaka, are the two recalled councillors.
In a letter dated October 30, addressed to MDC Alliance Bulawayo Central constituency coordinating committee (CCC)’s main wing and copied to party president Nelson Chamisa, the youth accused the pair of dereliction of duty. Part of the letter read:
We the undersigned Bulawayo Central Youth Assembly CCC under Bulawayo Metropolitan province have written this letter to recall and suspend current MDC Alliance councillors Mlandu Ncube ward 1 and Felix Mhaka ward 5.
This letter is an exemption of our ‘Voice of no confidence’ (sic) in councillors Ncube and Mhaka, and their abilities to run their respective wards which were reserved for the youth quota in the 2018 primary elections. We understand the severity of this decision and did not arrive at it hastily.
The pair was also accused of forming parallel structures in the party and also failing to achieve anything since their election in 2018.
The youth said they could not continue with Mhaka and Ncube, adding that they had failed to account for the ward retention funds, as well as come up with empowerment initiatives for the youth.
Some party insiders described the move as “child’s play”.