By Mutsa Makuvaza
THE trigger-happy MDC-T led by Thokozani Khupe has recalled the MDC Alliance’s Gwanda mayor Jastone Mazhale as well as eight (8) Councillors in Bulawayo, hardly 24 hours after it emerged that Khupe had also expelled eleven (11) City of Harare Councillors.
The MDC Alliance councillors recalled by the MDC-T from Bulawayo are as follows:
- Zana Clayton of Ward 19
- Maposa Tinevimbo of Ward 21
- Rafamoyo Ernest of Ward 20
- Mabuto Donald of Ward 9
- Kambarami Tinashe of Ward 3
- Mlilo Lilian of Ward 12
- Mlalazi Concilia of Ward 18
- Hlabano Norman of Ward 26
A total of 21 MDC Alliance Councillors in Harare have been recalled by Khupe, among them being now-ex-Mayor Herbert Gomba and his deputy Enoch Mupamawonde.
Zimbabwe Voice can also report that the axe is falling on Marondera Municipality, where “a handful of pro-Chamisa” Councillors are already in the cross-hairs of Khupe.
Nelson Chamisa leads a rival faction MDC Alliance, but lost control of the party’s headquarters to Khupe following a Supreme Court ruling in March that deemed his ascendancy to the party presidency as unconstitutional.
By-elections will be held for the vacant council seats on December 5 after the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) suspended a ban on elections that was imposed earlier this year to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.