The MDC has instructed Bulawayo mayor Solomon Mguni to re-instate his former deputy Tinashe Kambarami.
In a letter dated October 14, MDC Bulawayo provincial secretary Ernest Rafamoyo ordered to Mguni to re-instate Kambarami until his SC appeal is finalised. Wrote Rafamoyo:
After taking into consideration all the developments around the above matter ... the position of the party, in consultation with the national leadership, is that councillor Kambarami remains the deputy mayor with the same conditions, privileges and benefits until the appeal is finalised by the Supreme Court. Please be guided accordingly.
High Court judge Justice Thompson Mabhikwa nullified Kambarami’s election as a councillor arguing that he had failed to notify the MDC and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) of a previous conviction.
Kambarami has since appealed to the Supreme Court for the nullification of his election to be reconsidered.
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