Mashonaland clique in Chamisa’s MDC bans Bulawayo Mayor, 5 councillors

AS infighting continues to rock MDC Alliance in Bulawayo, the province has banned Mayor Clr Solomon Mnguni and five other councillors from accessing the party offices for renewing Bulawayo City Council Town Clerk Mr Christopher Dube’s contract.

Clr Mguni, confirmed in a report, that Mr Christopher Dube’s contract had been extended by a further five years after endorsement by councillors. The general purposes committee voted six to one in favour of extending Mr Dube’s contract.

This did not go down with a faction reportedly linked to the Bulawayo provincial chairperson Mr James Sithole.  

The faction is also linked to former Bulawayo deputy mayor Mr Tinashe Kambarami who last year unsuccessfully tried to suspend Mr Dube.

Insiders said a clique of councillors were baying for Mr Dube’s blood because he was frustrating their “deals” in the local authority as he insisted on doing things by the book.  The extension of his contract reportedly angered the faction which is now targeting the mayor and the five councillors.

MDC Alliance provincial spokesperson Mr Swithern Chirowodza confirmed the ban saying the councillors will only be allowed to access party offices when they reverse the decision to renew Mr Dube’s contract.

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