Zanu-PF bribed our councillors – MDC-T

via Bulawayo24 NEWS | Zanu-PF bribed our councillors – MDC-T by Mafu Sithabile 17 September 2013

MDC-T national deputy organising secretary Abednigo Bhebhe yesterday accused Zanu-PF of bribing his party’s councillors, to win mayoral elections in Victoria Falls, Kwekwe and Redcliff.

Zanu-PF councillors were elected mayors in the MDC-T strongholds, after MDC-T councillors defied the party to vote for Zanu-PF.

“This is a clear case of politics of the stomach. We have evidence that councillors, especially in Kwekwe, Victoria Falls and Redcliff, were paid up to $20 000 each to vote for Zanu-PF,” said Mr Bhebhe.

He said MDC-T was investigating councillors who had been implicated and would soon take disciplinary action on them.

“We are going to use the party’s disciplinary code of conduct. As a party, we know we are not crumbling, as some people would like to imply. This vote is not a sign of a house in disorder, but a sign of Zanu-PF corruption as the party is using money from Chiadzwa diamond fields to bribe our councillors,” said Mr Bhebhe.

Responding to the issue Rugare Gumbo, the Zanu-PF national spokesperson, said it was unfortunate that MDC-T’s did not want to concede defeat.

“What kind of nonsense is that? How can we think so low and what kind of councillors are those that can be bought easily,” said Gumbo.

“People who decide to vote for Zanu-PF are most welcome. Infact it is the duty of every Zimbabwean to align themselves with those who can deliver. It is just a question of delivering service.”

In Victoria Falls where Zanu-PF has three councillors against MDC-T’s seven, Ward 10 councillor, Sifiso Mpofu of the ruling party won the mayoral post by getting six votes, beating MDC-T’s Ward One Councillor Margaret Valley who got four.

In Redcliff, Zanu-PF’s Ward Nine councillor Freddy Kapuya defeated MDC-T’s Clr Takura Chikwira of Ward Eight by a vote.

In Kwekwe, Zanu-PF’s Clr Matenda Titos Madzoke of Amaveni’s Ward Seven is the new mayor after beating Ward 10’s Clr Aaron Gwalazimba of MDC-T by eight against six votes.

Zanu-PF and MDC-T had seven councillors each in the 14 member council.



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    Did anyone notice how a certain old man appeared to fake surprises at the corruption at ZMDC? This is going on daily at ZESA, TELONE, TENDER BOARD and all parastatals. But also him and wife too.

    May be the pressure is beginning to yield. Lets see how he is going to restrain his CORRUPT managers who have known only that as core business. He will have to face civil servants sooner than later.

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    chimusoro 9 years ago

    What a load of nonsense!So Zanu Pf are to blame for this? Really? It is a blessing that these clowns didn’t win the elections.

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    Well i can’t blame ZANU here ,if this really happened then we don’t have the really comrades in MDC T ,a comrade must not be so cheap .MDCT must kick them out , they are the sellouts

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    Tjingababili 9 years ago


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    Tjingababili 9 years ago


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    Takesure 9 years ago

    MDC needs strong be make sure all the councillors are recalled otherwise they must not waste time. This is what happens when chancers are elected to top positions.

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    The problem for the MDC-T is a leadership which wears rose tinted glasses. They were ambushed at the elections and now they are ambushed on councils.

    If Zimbabwe truly wants change, it has to start with changing MDC-T leadership with a new style capable of removing a dictatorship. The current leadership has failed time and time again.

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    We are now sick and tired with the MDC-T crying like babies , they chose their councillors ,ZANU didn’t ,they must put their house in order not every time ZANU did this to us

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    A lot of soul searching is needed in e mdc. Are all mdc leaders really mdc at heart or they’re doing BJ in mdc. Definately a new leadership is needed to take e pple’s project to another level. It seems there is a plot to unseat Tsvangirai so he shd be very careful who he associates w. Ava vabuda pachena they’re ok but e challenge is to fish those still hiding within to get information for transmitting to zpf

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    Nyati 9 years ago

    ZANU PF ine munyama zvikuru. Mungati munhu arambana nemukadzi (Morgan) moti ZANU PF. Atsikwa ne mota mumugwagwa ZANU PF. Afa ne AIDS munongoti ZANU PF.Abirwa nematsotsi ZANU PF. Adyiwa ma elections anongoti Zanu Pf or NIKUV. ZANU PF chimboiregayi. MDC must stop this blame game and put its hut in order starting from the top.