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Recalled PDP councillors challenge expulsion

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RECALLED Harare mayor Jacob Mafume

BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE
RECALLED Harare mayor Jacob Mafume and fellow Individuals’s Democratic Social gathering (PDP)  councillors Simon Chabuka (Mutare) and Anorld Batirai Dube (Bulawayo) have approached the Excessive Courtroom difficult their dismissal by Native Authorities minister July Moyo.

They need their recollects to be declared null and void, saying their constitutional rights have been violated.

Moyo final week introduced that the three positions have been vacant after they have been recalled by PDP in a letter dated March 28, 2022.

“By way of part 278(i) of the Structure of Zimbabwe, as learn with part (l)(okay), the wards the three represented have been now vacant as a result of the three had joined Residents’ Coalition for Change (CCC),” Moyo mentioned.

However Mafume and the 2 councillors argue that they belonged to the PDP led by Tendai Biti.

They cited Moyo, the city clerks of Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare and the Zimbabwe Electoral Fee as respondents.

Mafume received the 2018 native authority elections in ward 17 in Harare underneath the MDC Alliance.

Different PDP members who have been recalled included Kucaca Phulu, Settlement Chikwinya, Dube, Chabuka, Willias Madzimure, Regai Tsunga, Biti and Chelesile  Mahlangu who had received Nationwide Meeting seats underneath the MDC
Alliance.

On April 14, 2021, the Excessive Courtroom dominated that solely authorised representatives of the PDP led by Biti, particularly underneath Chikwinya because the secretary-general had the facility to behave on behalf of the PDP.

“On this regard, Moyo and people who communicated with him are violating our alternative by looking for to ascribe us membership of a political occasion that’s alien to us and is actually not the PDP led by Biti and Chikwinya that we have now at all times been members since 2017,” Mafume submitted.

They requested the city clerks to ignore Moyo’s letter.  The matter is but to be heard.

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