CHIREDZI- Sengezo Tshabangu, the self-imposed Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) secretary general who was on a recalling spree has struck in Chiredzi Town Council and recalled the council Chairperson Rodgers Chikonye of ward 7 and Musingashari Musingashari of ward 6.
The development leaves a smile on Zanu PF councilors’ faces as it becomes obvious that his replacement will be from Zanu PF owing to their number as it is now five against three.
Chikonye had won the post out of luck as he was elected through tossing a coin after a five all stalemate election since the two parties had equal number of councilors in the chambers.
The opposition had been in control of the local authority since 2018 when Gibson Hwende of then MDC Alliance won the post.
Chikonye confirmed his recall which he sent on various social media platforms and thanked the party for believing in him saying he will forever be a member of CCC led by Chamisa.
“Pleased to inform you that the letters of recall for the two of us are now with us. This means therefore that I cease to be a councilor and Council Chairperson as well. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire Chiredzi community and stakeholders for molding me to be what I am today. Our good is always good all the time.
He went on to warn Tshabangu and his cronies saying betrayal will always come back to bite them in the long run.
“For the avoidance of doubt, I am and shall forever remain a member of CCC led by Advocate Chamisa. As for Tshabangu and his local handlers, the truth of the matter is betrayal never pays in the long run. The people’s project will never die,” said Chikonye.
Zanu PF’s Liberty Macharaga and Charles Njopera together with CCC’s Philimon Muchaendepi are the likely contenders to replace Chikonye as they are the ones who are not holding any significant post as it stands.
Chikonye led a group of councilors who refused to give the outgoing Chairperson Aderman Gibson Hwende a vehicle saying council had no capacity to do so and had also vowed to stop land barons from sprouting in Chiredzi.