Mwonzora recalls Rusape council chairman

12 Feb, 2022 - 11:02 0 Views
Mwonzora recalls Rusape council chairman Lyton Sithole

The ManicaPost

Samuel Kadungure
Senior Reporter

RUSAPE Town Council chairman, Councillor Lyton, Sithole was yesterday recalled from council following his expulsion from the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) led by Mr Douglas Mwonzora.

Sithole, who was the councillor for Ward 5, became the first elected official to be recalled by the MDC-T.


Rusape has nine councillors elected on the MDC Alliance ticket, of which four belong to the MDC-T while five, including Sithole, were aligned to the Citizen Coalition for Change led by Advocate Nelson Chamisa.

Local Government and Public Works Minister, July Moyo, has notified acting town secretary, Mr Fanisen Shuwa, of the development in a letter dated February 10, 2022.

“I wish to inform you that I am in receipt of a letter from the Movement for Democratic Change (T) stating that Lyton Sithole (Ward 5) has been expelled from the party. In terms of Section 278 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, as read with Section (1) (k), Ward 5 is now vacant.

“In terms of Section 121 of the Electoral Act, please, proceed to inform the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) of this vacancy” reads part of the letter.

Sithole today confirmed his recall in a notice to the residents of Ward 5.

Makoni District will likely have two by-elections in Sithole’s ward and Ward 4, which fell vacant following the death  of Cllr Nyabeze (Zanu PF) last year.

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