Dakamela who is the war veterans’ leader’s ally was suspended last month from the party on allegations of being stubborn and arrogant. The Bulawayo Province Coordinating Committee then appointed his deputy Killian Sibanda as the acting provincial chairman.
Speaking to Radio VOP on Friday in Bulawayo Jabulani Sibanda said Bulawayo Zanu-PF leaders are selfish and not of good quality.
“The dismissal of Dakamela shows what quality of leaders we have in Bulawayo. There are selfish people who only think about political games instead making the party grow. There are not of good quality and a big joke,” said Sibanda.
Sibanda added “these are the same people who put Dakamela on that position and now they are kicking him out and appointing Killian. They will also kick him out and put another one .It has become a trend which will go on and on”.
Before Dakamela, McCloud Tshawe who has since joined Zapu was the Zanu-PF Bulawayo chairman.
Zanu-PF youths had been calling for Dakamela’s removal since last year accusing him of incompetence. In August last year the youths passed a vote of no confidence on him. They accused him of receiving “protection fees” from foreign businesspeople in the city to guard against invasion of their buildings by the party activists.
Since June last year Zanu-PF youths in Bulawayo have been seizing buildings located in the central business district owned by Indian and Italian families.
Dakamela, on numerous occasions had voiced his concern at the takeover of city buildings by the party youths who have also hit back and threatened to topple him on charges of being a stumbling block to the black empowerment programme.