In July 2018, Silas Chigora was elected to Ward 4 Bulawayo Municipality, for MDC Alliance, with 4656 votes.

Personal Details

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School / Education

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Service / Career

2018 – elected to Ward 4 Bulawayo Municipality with 4656 votes, beating Beatrice Chigodora of Zanu PF with 1537 votes, Albert Bhebhe of MDC-T with 1008 votes, Mark Masinyazana Mbayiwa of ZAPU with 512 votes, Senzeni Vayi Ndlovu of PRC with 138 votes, Quiton Dean Chingoka, independent with 113 votes, Simba Blessing Mutangabende of UDA with 74 votes, Sydwell Nsindo, independent with 68 votes, Charles Masunda of NPF with 64 votes and Zakeo Tembo of ZIPP with 40 votes. [1]

Events

The deputy mayor of Bulawayo, Tinashe Kambarami and councillor Silas Chigora were released on ZWL$100 bail each after a night in cells following their arrest 13 July 2019 for allegedly assaulting town clerk Christopher Dube. Dube was being forcibly removed from his office for refusing to accept a suspension letter from Kambarami, who was acting mayor on the day. Mayor Solomon Mguni was away on study leave when Kambarami tried to serve Dube with the suspension letter, and he has since reversed the suspension.
A meeting called by Kambarami to endorse Dube’s suspension was aborted following the protests by residents who went on to beat up some MDC councillors, among them Felix Mhaka.
Magistrate Franklin Mkwananzi presided. Kambarami and Chigora were represented by lawyers Dickson Moyo and Maqhawe Ndlovu.
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Further Reading

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  1. [Election Notice, Electoral Act, Chap 2:13, Local Authority Elections 30 July 2018: Results of Poll], The Herald & Chronicle, Published: 30 August 2018
  2. Bulawayo deputy mayor arrested, The Standard, Published: 15 July 2019, Retrieved: 1 April 2021
  3. 2018 Harmonised Elections Results, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Published: 6 August 2018, Retrieved: 6 May 2020