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High Court Reinstates Kambarami As Councillor, Bulawayo Deputy Mayor

High Court Reinstates Kambarami As Councillor, Bulawayo Deputy Mayor

The Bulawayo High Court has granted an order reinstating Tinashe Kambarami as deputy mayor and Ward 3 councillor of the Bulawayo City Council to bring to an end a three-year battle in court.

Kambarami was removed from office in 2019 following a 2018 court application by the 1893 Mthwakazi Restoration Movement (1893MRM).

The pressure group approached the Bulawayo High Court seeking his termination from office claiming he was unfit for office due to his criminal record.

This was after Kambarami pleaded guilty to theft charges when he appeared before a Bulawayo magistrate in July 2018.

He was fined $80 or 18 days in prison for stealing an extension cord from an electrician he had hired to do manual work at his offices.

In 2019, Bulawayo High Court Justice Thompson Mabhikwa ruled that Kambarami was unfit for office.

Kambarami appealed his conviction and also challenged his removal from council and was cleared by the Supreme Court.

Early this year, Kambarami, through his then-lawyer, Maqhawe Mpofu challenged the March 26 by-election in his ward by filing a declarator. He won the case.

Yesterday Bulawayo High Court Judge, Justice Martin Makonese confirmed that a vacancy still existed in Ward 3, since Kambarami was evicted from the city council.

In an interview with CITE, Kambarami’s lawyer, Bruce Masamvu of Mutatu Masamvu and Da Silva-Gustavo Law Chambers, said following the order by the Supreme Court, his client was now allowed to assume his normal duties as a councillor and deputy mayor. He said:

Previously, there was an order of the court which stopped the nomination court, in essence, it then follows that there was no election that was done on Ward 3, so what the High Court is simply saying now is that Kambarami can resume his normal duties.

As far as the order is concerned, Kambarami is supposed to resume his normal duties as before he was dismissed. Our hope is he takes over as deputy mayor of Bulawayo.

Kambarami was delighted with the latest development and vowed to pursue some of the projects he was doing in the ward before his suspension. He said:

We have been in court for a long time, as you all know we stopped the by-election in Ward 3 after filing an application for a declarator which was finalised today.

The whole story emanated from the case by 1893MRM that nullified my election as a councillor until I appealed.

There was some kind of resistance for me to be reinstated which is the reason why I am here. I am happy that justice has been served today.

… I am sure within a short space of time I will be able to pursue some of the projects I was doing in my ward and in the city in general.

We have a lot of issues – water and the parking system, issues that I could have been standing in for residents, not only from my ward but the City of Bulawayo.

It has always been my hope to serve the residents of Ward 3 and Bulawayo. I have plans which I am going to pursue.

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19 Comments

inini 4ox 1 week ago

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ino tongwa nevene vayo


inini 4ox 1 week ago

ma cde zanu ndoyamadzibaba edu ISU ma youth chedu kuchengetedza nyika

Mdara Odza 1 week ago

The Mthwakazi party was driven by hatred along tribal lines, they were just browned off by the fact that Kambarami, a 'Shona' is Deputy Mayor in a 'Ndebele area'


Ghost protocol 1 week ago

Icho chi Mutwakhazi chiii ???They are dods who hate **** **** u up I hope u all die .I hate u I am Tonga but I wonder why u think bunare special .🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼🆘🆘🆘☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️

Worzell Gummidge 1 week ago

@Mutwakadzi. How come you & your hateful organisation did not question Obert Mpofu's fitness for office? Even Zanu Pf youths labbelled Obert Mpofu the most corrupt former Zanu Pf Minister. You are blinded by Tribalism & hate. You are no different from Operation Dudula. Mutwakadzi will remain a fringe extremist organisation like the neo-nazis. Always yikity-yackin' with nobody listening...

Mthawakazi 1 week ago

We were not driven by hatred as you want to make it appear.The issue was or is Kambarami is a convicted criminal who stole a cord .How could we trust him in running the affairs of the city of Kings??? We are not happy with this latest development and we will fight it

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 week ago

Councillor Tinashe Kambarami is a lone fighter. You fought your own war. You won your war. The Galant sons and daughters of Zimbabwe hail your achievements.

Go back to your ward and finish off your projects. Citizens shall vote you back into the fold.

[ NGAAPINDE HAKE MUKOMANA CHAMISA ].

[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].

Yours faithfully
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


i 1 week ago

but kahunhu kekuba hatikatarisire kuvanhu vanenge vachishanda kutungamirira ruzhinji


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WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 week ago

Mthwakazi Restoration Movement [ 1893 MRM ] is a tribalistic movement and as such I normally do not waste precious time commenting on them.

These Mthwakazi Restoration Movement guys should have discussed their politics at the time of Mzilikhazi and Sekuru Chaminuka. Their ideas have no space in today's politics. Their ideas are archaic and must be thrown into the nearest bin.

[ NGAAPINDE HAKE MUKOMANA CHAMISA ].

[ REGISTER TO VOTE AND VOTE FOR CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].

Yours faithfully
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


Smith 1 week ago

Tribalism is really and nepotism in Zimbabwe Let us not blame uMthwakazi


English teacher 1 week ago

ko kungonyora neshona

Henry Mahla. 1 week ago

Well mthwakazi maybe blasted for having pointed at kambarami and then considered tribalistic but the truth is but denga rinoziva kuti wakaba so that's the nom in Zim we led by leaders with dirt hands and our people gives thumbs up wether it's mpofu or who ever kubabkuba ukhutshontsha hikhutshotsha ho makhasi

William Somebody Chinembiri 1 week ago

Vote ZANU Pf it's the only part which can a unity use

Nyoka Longo 1 week ago

Kambarami is of Malawian origin those who are saying it's Shona are wrong. What will 1893MRP now throw around if they realise that Kambarami grandpa's came from Malawi. In essence tribalism is a retrogressive past times whose origin is backwardness. I notice in Harare at Harare City Council, the Acting T/C has a Ndebele sounding name. That should be a none issue. I wonder why we cannot emulate South Africa, the Rainbow Nation. Ramaphosa a Venda has the mantle of State power and no issues about tribe but only that he stashed money whose origin is mysterious and tried to cover up the theft at Phala Phala Farm. Namibia has Hage Geingob a man whose tribe Nama/Damara is third largest. Zimbabwe is still stuck in tribalistic times and will take ages to mature from there.


Nyoka Longo 1 week ago

It is no wonder the country is forever stuck as some people have beliefs like 19th century warriors. Same with those who think they are the biggest tribe who also have issues about Zezuru, Karanga, Korekore, Manyika. All that is a none issue. A Venda, Tonga, Nambya can make a good president beyond imagination but we won't see that as we are stuck in tribalistic ideologies



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