Nelson Chamisa had ordered Bulawayo deputy mayor Tinashe Kambarami to step down and pave way for the party’s preferred candidate Mlandu Ncube.
In a letter to Kambarami dated October 29, the MDC instructed the dreadlocked deputy mayor to step down from his position within seven days.
“Failure to comply within the stipulated period shall result in your expulsion from the party and also recalling from the council,” the letter read.
“The party held interviews with prospective candidates and chose Solomon Mguni as mayor and Mlandu Ncube as deputy mayor therefore the party still stands by that decision which was later endorsed by the national council,” he said.
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