The MDC-Alliance has suspended Marondera Mayor Chengetai Murowa on allegations of ‘double dipping’ and disrespecting party leaders, Open Council Marondera (OCM) has learnt.
The premier is being accused of working in cahoots with the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T in Marondera District among them provincial administrator Wellington Makonese.
The suspension move was triggered by mobile calls audio leaks in which Murowa told Makonese that he was in support of the Khupe faction.
OCM is in possession of a letter signed by MDC-A acting Marondera Central constituency co-ordinator Everisto Chikuku notifying Murowa of his suspension from the party.
Below is the letter in full.
Marondera Central Constituency Coordinating Committee
23 August 2020
To. His Worship The Mayor of Marondera.
Councillor Ward 1
His Worship C Murowa.
Ref. Notification Of Suspension From Your Post Pending Hearing.
Cognisant of the meeting we had with you on the 13th of August as Marondera Central MDC Alliance Constituency Coordinating Committee , which was also.attended by seven of our Councillors, our office was seized with the matter to date.
We are sure as MDC Alliance Leadership in Marondera Constituency, that you are aware of the allegations being levelled against you.
In line with that, the Constituency Coordinating Committee has decided to institute a full scale hearing so that the matter is accorded the best and sound attention it deserves.
In respect of those allegations, section 3.4.3 and 3.4.4 of our Party constitution has advised us to suspend you from your post as Councillor Ward 1 with immediate effect pending hearing.
You will be advised of the venue , date and time for the hearing as stipulated by our party constitution.
In the meantime you are advised not to make any comments or issue statements which may have a bearing on this matter before the disciplinary hearing.
Your co-operation is highly expected.
MDC Alliance Marondera Central Constituency Coordinating Committee.
cc Provincial Chairman
cc Provincial Organising Secretary.
cc Provincial Secretary.
- Clr M Dzvuke CCC Secretary
- Clr C Ngwena CCC Youth Chairman
- Clr M Manyere . CCC Organising Secretary
- Ms M. Mahamad CCC Chairlady Women Assembly
- Mr F Chiomba CCC Treasurer
- Ms Nyahanana. CCC Vice Secretary
- Mrs Bhasvi Acting Secretary for information
- Mr Fifteen Vice Organ
- Mr A.Nyakarombo CCC Vice Treasure