MDC-T JUMPS TO THE DEFENSE OF MUTARE MAYOR ACCUSED OF SHADY DEALS
Opposition PARTY MDC-T has come to the defence of its Mutare mayor Tatenda Nhamarare who is under fire for shady land deals.
The opposition believes the deals were part of a Zanu-PF smear campaign against the opposition councillor.
This follows afetr MDC-T and Zanu-PF councillors are breathing fire at the the mayor for arm-twisting council management to get a residential stand on land reportedly marked for a church building.
MDC-T Manicaland provincial chairman David Chimhini blasted some councillors from his party for working with Zanu-PF councillors to tarnish Nhamarare’s image ahead of this year’s general elections.
“The issue of councillors fighting the mayor was cleared long back at our caucus meeting. Mayor Tatenda Nhamarare clarified all the issues and as leadership we were satisfied with his clarifications,” he said.
“The party national secretary for local government, Eddie Cross came to Mutare to verify any allegations against the mayor and even visited the site being referred to and absolved the mayor following a scrutiny of documents relating to the stand allocation.
“In short, as a province, we have not been privy to any underhand dealings by the mayor and any allegations by our councillors who are supported by those from Zanu-PF councillors and this is a serious mischief and any exercise in futility.”
“We hope due process will be followed on any allegations raised without rushing to conclusions. Anyone found on the wrong side of the law should face the consequences.”
Chimhini said his party does not tolerate corruption.