By Staff Reporter
The MDC led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has released the names of 12 councillors expelled from the party over corruption allegations. This follows investigations by a commission that was set up in March this year.
Last Friday, the National Executive of the party received a report from national deputy secretary general, Dr. Tapiwa Mashakada who chaired the commission that audited the state of the 10 MDC-led council operations.
“After deliberating on the audit, the leadership unanimously resolved to dismiss the councillors after they were found guilty of corruption,” the party said in a statement. It warned the crackdown on corruption will be intensified across the country to reclaim a climate of accountability.
“The MDC assures the people of Zimbabwe that the crusade against corruption is in full swing and unstoppable until we clean up all sections of our society of the corruption scourge that was introduced into Zimbabwe by the Zanu PF dictatorship in 1980,” the party statement added.
The dismissed councillors from Harare are; Emmanuel Chiroto, the Deputy Mayor of Ward 42, Peter Marange of Ward 49, Phumulani Musagwiza of Ward 22 and Xavier Vengesai of Ward 28.
In Gweru there is Tedius Chimombe of Ward 9, Clemence Kwaru of Ward 17 and Holly Dzuda of Ward 2.
Bindura has Ivory Matanhire of Ward 4, Vengai Mudadi of Ward 8, Rickson Kaseke of Ward 11.
In Zvishavane there Alois Zhou and Kwekwe has Johannes Ngozo of Ward 11.
Despite these few rotten apples that have been dismissed, the National Executive of the MDC expressed satisfaction over the performance of the MDC-run councils, especially in areas of water provision and refuse collection.