CCC leader Nelson Chamisa has warned elected councillors against engaging in corrupt activities to line their pockets at the expense of ratepayers.
Chamisa made the call on 14 August while addressing thousands of party supporters during a “Thank You” rally at Mucheke Stadium in Masvingo.
CCC won all the four wards in the March 26 by-elections that were vacant in Masvingo urban.
The four councillors are Rocky Kamuzonda of ward 3, Alec Tabe of ward 4, Richard Musekiwa of ward 7, and Daniel Mberikunashe of ward 5. Said Chamisa:
You must not go to council to fill your stomachs or to be allocated stands for your personal benefit. You must make sure you deliver to the people who elected you into office.
As CCC, we urge the electorate to recall all those elected individuals who pursue personal gains at the expense of ratepayers.
If an elected representative does not come back to the people who elected him/her, then just recall that person.
We do not want a situation whereby one is elected; vanishes only to resurface during election time.
I urge you to rebuke those leaders who appear in their constituencies or wards once a year like the Christmas holiday.
Some of CCC’s new councillors’ lifestyles have reportedly dramatically changed for the better barely five months after coming into office.
Wards 3 and 4 councillors Rocky Kamuzonda and Aleck Tabe are now driving Isuzu double cab and Toyota D4D Hilux single cab respectively.
The two have, however, dismissed any corruption allegations saying they had their own hustles that enabled them to purchase such vehicles.
TellZim News reported sources as saying the two councillors were given residential stands in the leafy suburb of Rhodene even though local authority statutes say they should get stands in their wards.
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