News:Kasukuwere suspends Bulawayo Councillors & Deputy Mayor on allegations of corruption

<vote /> Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Saviour Kasukuwere earlier today suspended five councillors in Bulawayo for corruption. Kasukuwere announced the suspension of Deputy Mayor Gift Banda (ward 5), and Councillors James Sithole (ward 7), Charles Moyo (ward 9), Reuben Matengu (ward 21) and Mzamo Dube (ward 25) as he released a report following an investigation into corruption in Bulawayo that was conducted by the Ministry of Local Government in May this year. The suspended councillors are set to appear before an independent tribunal.

Kasukuwere also revealed that five councillors, were not implicated in the corruption while 19 other councillors had explaining to do. The Councillors allegedly accessed stands, but failed to pay for the stands and owed the Bulawayo City Council over half a million dollars. The report also revealed gross irregularities in tender processes which have prejudiced the City of Bulawayo of huge amounts of money.

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