Tinashe Kambarami was fired yesterday by his party the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC Alliance) which is led Nelson Chamisa. Kambarami was fired following allegation of being defiant to the party.
Kambarami was re-elected as the deputy mayor following his previous resignation of the same post. After the votes for the post were done so many people in Bulawayo were reported not to be happy about his win. Not only were the public not happy but also his own political party has showed no confidence in him by firing him and expelling him from the party.
The letter that was send to Kambarami was as follows:
“Following your continued defiance to President’s directive that you recuse yourself from the Bulawayo Deputy Mayoral elections, this letter serves to inform you that you are hereby expelled from the party with immediate effect, in accordance with section 89 of the MDC constitution.
You are advised to immediately surrender all party properties in your possession and stop representing the party at any platform.”
Kambarami’s appointment had been marred by controversy as his party insisted that proper procedure was not followed.
He had been holding the post for two months after beating ward 1 councillor Mlandu Ndlovu who had been the party’s preferred choice for the post.
Kambarami’s victory was defiance by the councillors of the MDC Alliance directive that they elect Ncube as the Deputy Mayor.