(Last Updated on December 11, 2015 by Editor)
ZIMBABWE – Embattled MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday summoned Harare City councillors and registered his displeasure over their alleged involvement in swindling the local authority of ratepayer’s money.
This follows the arrest and subsequent court appearances of Mbare councillor Anthony Shangadeya and Hammy Madzingira for allegedly siphoning more than $80 000 from Harare Municipal Medical Aid Society and council.
Four other MDC-T councillors were also questioned in relation to the case which also saw two city officials in the housing and city evaluation department being questioned.
Sources close to the deliberations said Mr Tsvangirai was not amused with the reports and read the riot act to the councillors.
“Tsvangirai told the councillors that the party will conduct its own investigations and those found on the wrong side of the law will face disciplinary measures,” said the source.
The MDC-T-dominated council has over the years been marred by allegations of corruption.
MDC-T spokesperson Mr Obert Gutu’s phone was not reachable for comment.
Recently, Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere ordered Harare City Council to appoint external auditors to investigate five MDC-T councillors who allegedly demanded bribes from housing cooperatives.