Mwonzora recalls three Norton councillors

MDC Alliance president Douglas Mwonzora

MDC Alliance president Douglas Mwonzora has recalled three Norton Town Council councillors that are affiliated to the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) led by Nelson Chamisa.

The recall was announced yesterday in a statement by Local Government minister July Moyo.

The three recalled councillors are Rosemary Chinoyera, Charles Dube and Nuchaneta Munyeveri.

They were recalled in terms of section 278 (1) of the Constitution which states that:  “The seat of a mayor, chairperson of a local authority becomes vacant in the circumstances set out in section 129, as if he or she were a Member of Parliament, any reference to the Speaker or President of the Senate in section 129 (1) (k) being construed as a reference to the minister responsible for Local Government.”

Section 129 (1) (k) states that if one has ceased to belong to a political party of which they were a member when they were elected, they can be recalled.

In a letter dated February 27 and addressed to the Norton town clerk, Moyo said he was informed by Mwonzora that the three have been expelled from the party.

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