MDC-T National Chairman, Morgan Komichi has defended the recalling of Councilors saying there are important for discipline and will take precedence over service delivery.
Speaking during a debate Komichi said the Supreme Court ruling had given them power to effect such disciplinary measures.
“These recalls are informed by Supreme Court ruling which regard Thokozani Kuphe as the president of MDC Alliance.
“Councilor recalls is a process of dealing with indiscipline among councilors ,issues of service delivery will be dealt with later”, said Komichi.
However the Secretary for Local Governance for MDC Alliance, Sesel Zvidzai lamented that the recalls were not procedural.
“If recalls were to be made there are processes and procedures to be followed not just a mere letter”, Said Zvidzai.
Zvidzai added that, “Councilors were being recalled because they were refusing to be raped politically.”
So far twenty one (21) Councilors out of forty-six (46) have been recalled leading to a situation that has crippled council committees and operations.
The recalls have also come at a time when Council was in an important political process of budget formulation.
The dismissal of service delivery is a stark admission of how politics overriden much of the conduct at Town House.
Currently Harare, Chitungwiza and Norton are all facing water shortages as their Councils struggle to deal with the issue
Resident organisation CHRA has since for the fighting political parties to prioritize residents and service delivery.
“They are crippling as these recalls are affecting representative democracy and quality service delivery”, it said.