The MDC Alliance leadership has nullified Marondera Mayor Chengetai Marowa’s suspension on the basis that it was unconstitutional, Newsday reports.
Marowa had been suspended by some party district leaders for his alleged ties to Thokozani Khupe’s faction. The MDC Alliance released a statement declaring his suspension null and void and stating their reasons for doing so. The statement reads in part:
We want to put it clear that the mayor of Marondera, his worship Chengetai Murowa is not suspended as reported. He is not suspended as councillor, mayor or party member. The said suspension as reported is dubious, flimsy and void. Our party’s construction is very clear on disciplinary procedures.
Murowa is a member of the provincial executive and national council and in this case, cannot be suspended by a lower structure such as the constituency co-ordinating committee. All our councillors in Marondera subscribe to the leadership of MDC-A, the party that sponsored them during the 2018 harmonised elections.
If there are any other issues of disharmony of some sort the party leadership has got the capacity to unite our family for the good of Marondera residents and rate payers.
Marondera Central Mayor Caston Mutewu reportedly echoed the same sentiments that Marowa’s suspension was unprocedural.