By Mutsa Makuvaza
THE opposition MDC-T led by Thokozani Khupe has recalled five MDC Alliance Councillors in Marondera, on the same day that it recalled eight (8) Councillors in Bulawayo as well as the Gwanda Mayor.
The developments come barely 24 hours after Khupe also recalled eleven (11) Harare Councillors who have openly sided with rival oppositon leader Nelson Camisa of the MDC Alliance.
The recalled Marondera Councillors are:
- Velela Size of Ward 11
- Ngwenya Charles of Ward 4
- Sirira Wonder of Ward 6
- Murova Chengetai of Ward 1
- Manyere Misheck of Ward 5
This follows the expulsion of 11 Harare councillors, 3 councillors in Beitbridge, including mayor Morgan Ncube, 8 from Bulawayo and also the Gwanda mayor.
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has said the elections to fill the vacant seats will be on 5 December.
MDC Alliance spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere said the recalls were illegal and meant to subvert the will of the people.
“We believe in the inviolability of people’s votes and strongly condemn the attempt to subvert the will of the people through elite pacts and the imposition of a surrogate opposition,” Mahere, a lawyer, said. – Zimbabwe Voice