The MDC-T led by Dr Thokozani Khupe continues to wield the axe on councillors who are no longer serving the interests of the party with three mayors and several councillors being the latest victims. MDC-T recalled eight of the party’s 28 councillors in Bulawayo after they ceased to be members of the Dr Thokozani Khupe led party.
The party yesterday also recalled the mayor of Marondera Chengetai Murowa and four councillors, while two councillors in Victoria Falls met the same fate. MDC-T has recalled a number of councillors and MPs across the country claiming they no longer represent the interests of the party. Having already recalled 11 councillors in Harare this Monday, the MDC-T continued to wield the axe on councillors aligned to MDC-Alliance Leader, Nelson Chamisa yesterday (Tuesday).
Both Mazhale and Ncube confirmed having received letters of a recall this Tuesday morning, while Marondera Acting Town Clerk Rinashe Nyamuzihwa confirmed having received correspondence from Minister of Local Government and Public Works, Cde July Moyo declaring 5 seats in the town vacant following recalling of Mayor Murowa, Size Vilela, Charles Ngwenya, Wonder Sirira and Misheck Manyere.
Two Beitbridge councillors; Granger Nyoni and Agnes Tore were recalled, while the Bulawayo City Council also suffered a huge blow following the recall of up to eight (8) councillors.
Bulawayo Mayor, Councillor Solomon Mguni confirmed that the recalled are: Tinashe Kambarami, Enerst Rafamoyo, Tineruvimbo Maposa, Donaldson Mabuto, Concilia Mlalazi, Norman Hlabani, Lilian Mlilo and Clayton Zana.
MDC-T national spokesperson Khaliphani Phugeni said the party was expelling councillors that were no longer part of the opposition movement. Meanwhile, the MDC-T has also recalled two councillors in Victoria Falls. Those recalled are Clr Margret Varley (Ward 1) who was the MDC Alliance’s preferred candidate for the town’s mayoral position and Clr Ephias Mambume (Ward 6), who backed the former.