Mutare Mayor Booted Out

By Jack Dube|
Mayor of Mutare Tatenda Nhemarare has been expelled from MDC-T and ordered to vacate his post after his alleged links with Zanu PF were exposed.
Party spokesman Douglas Mwonzora told journalists Friday that the MDC-T national council had also resolved to relieve Gweru mayor Hamutendi Kombayi of his duties, although he would keep his municipal seat and remain a party member.
“On the issue of mayors, the Council resolved to expel from the party the Mayor of Mutare, Tatenda Nhemarare, while the mayor of Gweru is being recalled by the party,” Mwonzora said.
He added that the party had resolved to also expel nine councillors in Mutare, Redcliff and Victoria Falls.
“The MDC found these councillors guilty of subverting the will of the electorate in general and blatantly disobeying the party’s directives,” Mwonzora said. “They were also found guilty of accepting bribes from Zanu PF. As a party we have no answer to bribery and corruption but dismissal.”
The spokesman said councillors in Victoria Falls and Redcliff had colluded with Zanu PF and elected mayors from Robert Mugabe’s party although the MDC had a majority.
Mwonzora said Kombayi had been spared expulsion because there was no evidence he had been bought by Zanu PF, although he disobeyed orders to allow another councillor to stand as mayor.

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