councillors while one was heavily cautioned for ‘donating’ the Chiredzi Town
Council chairperson and deputy chairperson posts to the opposition while the
ruling party has a majority.
which went to Zanu PF, three to MDC Alliance and one went to an independent
councillor in the July 30 elections.
the storm when they let the MDC Alliance land the chairperson post deputised by
an independent councillor.
suspended pending investigations by the provincial disciplinary committee which
deliberated and resolved to recall two councillors whom are believed to have
voted for the opposition.
Committee (PCC) last Sunday, provincial secretary for administration, Ailes
Baloyi said investigations from the disciplinary committee found two
Josphat Nzombe from the party paving way for by-elections.
with the opposition and as a party that believes in principles, we cannot
tolerate indiscipline. We would rather go for a by-election than keep people
who have double standards in the party,” said Baloyi.
Blessing Mazinyani was exonerated of any wrong doing.
that charges against him were baseless because he did everything that he was
told to do by the party.
but to tell you the truth, I never betrayed the party. I did all I was told. I
wanted to be the council chairperson and they told me to step aside and pave
way for another and I did exactly that.
housing committee and I did and won. All those allegations against me are
false. Maybe, there are other reasons behind but not the ones they are telling
vote comes through mobilisation and I don’t see how that is a crime. I think
there are only a few interested people in our party who don’t want me as the
housing committee chairperson because they know I will block all their land
I will not join any other party and will never be an independent,” said
where MDC Alliance controls seven out of the ten wards but voted for a Zanu PF
councillor as the deputy mayor.
mayor Collen Maboke to step down for having defied the party directive and
making a deal with Zanu PF.
could not get through by the time of going to print.