A FOUR-MEMBER disciplinary committee set up by MDC-T to investigate two mayors and seven councillors who snubbed the party’s directives on choices for mayoral candidates, yesterday failed to produce their report, prompting a further delay by the national standing committee to make a determination.
The standing committee had been scheduled to take a position yesterday over the contentious issue, threatening to tear apart the opposition party.
Those suspended include Mutare and Gweru mayors Tatenda Nhamarare and Hamutendi Kombayi and seven councillors from the
MDC-T spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora yesterday said the decision would be made sometime next week after the committee had presented a full report of its findings.
“We received an interim report that the disciplinary committee is still hearing the Gweru case. We are told that it will be through by next week,” Mwonzora said.
“We are interested in seeing all the reports before judgment is made.”
In other cities such as Victoria Falls, Kwekwe and Redcliff, some MDC-T councillors are also alleged to have voted for Zanu PF candidates in the mayoral elections in protest against imposition of candidates by their party.
Meanwhile, MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai is today expected to meet the party’s grassroots structures in Masvingo as part of efforts to reconnect with his supporters following his July 31 poll defeat.
“President Tsvangirai will start tomorrow (today) meet supporters in Masvingo, Bikita and Chiredzi districts in the next three days to consult with supporters,” said Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka.