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Mafume Says His Recall From Council Is 'Null And Void'

Mafume Says His Recall From Council Is 'Null And Void'

Harare mayor Jacob Mafume says he will challenge his purported recall as a councillor by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Speaking to ZimLive on Wednesday, Mafume argued that his purported recall is an attempt to cover up corruption at Harare City Council. He said:

The purported recall is null and void. There is a court order which says I can only be recalled by Settlement Chikwinya (former PDP secretary-general), and he did not write this letter (to Moyo).

This purported recall is an attempt to cover up the thievery, the looting, the waste of council resources that they are doing.

I have refused to sign dubious contracts; I have refused to engage in dubious activities and I have refused to partake in the grand theft that is happening under July Moyo and his cronies.

I dismiss the recall with the contempt it deserves.

Local Government and Public Works Minister July Moyo on Tuesday wrote to Harare City Council notifying the local authority about Mafume’s recall by the PDP.

Mafume became a councillor in 2018 running on an MDC Alliance ticket but had been sponsored by the PDP which was one of the alliance parties.

However, by the time the 2018 general elections were held, individuals purporting to be current leaders of the PDP participated as members of the Rainbow Coalition led by Joice Mujuru.

Mafume was among several PDP officials who joined the MDC Alliance and had parted ways with Lucia Matibenga and others who joined the Mujuru-led coalition.

The Supreme Court later ruled that individual parties in the MDC Alliance could recall their members from councils or parliament.

More: ZimLive

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5 Comments

madzibaba bestneji 3 months ago

just that you may take me as a backward foolish contributer

jacob mafume unoda rushambidzo kubisa mweya wekusungwa,jambwa,munyama rushawashawa

u might take this lightly and unsencible but i forsee you wont last on that office so many spirits are fighting from different angles for your down fall ,jus think deeply from being a mayor to a councillor u are doing stepping back not step ahead

unoda kubatsirwa kana uchitenda namata

yes unemagweta auinawo asi varikukudyira mari nekuita nhau dzako


Chief Justice 3 months ago

Zanu dirty works nxaa


Doctor 3 months ago

Varikushandiswa neZanu Pf


Paul Piki 3 months ago

Kubva Pai? Pachigaro hapabviwe zvokumhanya.


eyesight 3 months ago

sometimes people fail to see where power is derived from, if the power belongs to the people you will definitely step down.


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