T appears there will not be any rest in the electoral fenzy currently gripping Zimbabwe after MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora recalled 16 more councillors soon after the country has just concluded by-elections to replace 28 legislators and 121 councillors.
Most of the Parliamentary and local government seats became vacant when Mwonzora’s MDC-T recalled members who were accused of supporting rival suitor, Nelson Chamisa.
MDC-T secretary-general Paurina Mpariwa wrote to Local Government and Public Works minister July Moyo informing him of the recall of 16 provincial council members from eight provinces after they ceased to belong to their party.
The list, however, does not include the two metropolitan provinces, Harare and Bulawayo, with sources revealing that the party had to further consult after they realised that they risked the two councils not reaching a quorum as a majority of the councillors seem to be pledging allegiance to the Nelson Chamisa-led Citizens’ Coalition for Change
“We hereby notify your office in terms of Section 268 as read with Section 129 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe we hereby declare that the following provincial councillors have ceased to belong to the Movement for Democratic Change, which is a member of the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance,” Mpariwa wrote.
“Our party was the party to which these councillors belonged at the time of the 2018 elections. I am the current secretary-general and as such my office has the authority to make this correspondence,” she said.
The members listed, by operation of clause 5,10a of the constitution of our party, their membership is automatically terminated.