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Mayor blasts Bura

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Bulawayo mayor Thaba Moyo has accused Bulawayo Residents’ Association (Bura) chairman Winos Dube of politicising the city’s water crisis after he criticised the local authority’s water-shedding programme.

Addressing councillors at a full council meeting on Wednesday night, Moyo described Dube’s recent criticism of the water shedding programme as ill-advised and politically-motivated.

“I was part of the 2006 to 2007 council and the same group petitioned the government to fire us for saving the city from collapse,” Moyo said.
“Those are mouthpieces of political parties and can go to hell.

“We know they wanted to be appointed as commissioners.

“We are all elected councillors here and if they want to be elected we will meet in the trenches when our terms expire next year.

“We cannot manufacture rains. Did it rain in his home? If it did then he should make sure that it also rains in the rest of the city and all our supply dams.”

Dube last week accused the city fathers of contributing to the city’s water crisis by failing to maintain boreholdes at the Nyamandlovu acquifer and duplicating the Insiza water pipeline.

“All we want is a solution to the water crisis. We have four solutions which are Nyamandlovu, Insiza, Mtshabezi and Zambezi,” Dube said yesterday.

“In Nyamandlovu, it is a matter of maintaining boreholes. It is sad that instead of finding solutions he wastes time discussing me. That is shallow of him. He is concerned about his political position.
“It is within our fundamental rights as rate payers to demand service delivery.”

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