MDC-T Fires Mutare Mayor, 9 Councillors And Recalls Kombayi

Harare, December 06, 2013 – The Morgan Tsvangirai-led Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) National Council has resolved to expel from the party the Mayor of Mutare, Tatenda Nhemarare, while the Mayor of Gweru, Hamutendi Kombayi has been recalled by the party.

The MDC-T Council met in Harare Friday to discuss various issues affecting the party.

The party resolved to expel from the party the following councillors. In Mutare; Clr Pamela Mutasa, Clr Richard Bhiza and Clr Farai Mupfura.  In Redcliff; Clr Chikwiri, Clr Duro and Clr Majaji. In Victoria Falls; Clr Morris Nyathi, Clr Robson Salimu and Clr Rich Muguni.

The MDC-T found these councillors guilty of subverting the will of the electorate in general and blatantly disobeying the party’s directives.

The Council welcomed the ruling by the High Court which was handed down on Monday, nullifying the parliamentary election result for Kwekwe Central. 

The MDC-T said, “By ruling that the Kwekwe Central parliamentary election was rigged, the Bulawayo High Court effectively confirmed that the national election was a huge farce, which was manipulated and corrupted by the military and intelligence to give Zanu-PF a stolen victory.

“The shenanigans and dirty tactics that were employed in Kwekwe Central are similar to what transpired in most constituencies across the country.”

It called upon SADC and AU to revisit their positions on the July 31 elections, now that the court has confirmed that the elections were rigged and considering the response which has been very clear and sharp from the business community, investment vehicles and the economy in general.

It also said the crisis in Zimbabwe was deepening everyday as a result of the failure of the Zanu-PF government to deal decisively with the main crises in Zimbabwe.

Bulawayo 24 NEWS