Norton Legislator Temba Mliswa says MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora is helping Local Government Minister July Moyo to entrench corruption in local authorities.

Most local authorities in Zimbabwe are failing to provide effective service to residents due to issues of corruption and mismanagement of resources.

However, the Norton legislator Temba Mliswa is of the view that the Local Government Minister is responsible for the corruption and is getting help from Douglas Mwonzora who has been recalling councillors.

Writing on Twitter, Mliswa said Mwonzora is taking advantage of the recall clause to help Minister July Moyo appoint his puppets.

‘’July has been working with characters like Mwonzora to wantonly recall councillors who oppose his moves. This has nothing to do with the law professionalism or efficiency. It’s all politics and corruption,’’ he said.

Mliswa added that the minister is targeting town clerks that are not loyal to him by coming up with cooked criminal charges so that he can suspend them.

‘’July ‘(Moyo) has been targeting most town clerks getting his network to concoct false criminal allegations and getting them suspended or fired so that he can replace them with his puppets that he can manipulate to sanitise his corruption.

‘’He has done it in Harare with Engineer Hosiah Chisango and he wants to oust the Victoria Falls Town Clerk so that he can replace him with a puppet just like he did in Harare,’’ he said.

Minister July Moyo has been skipping Parliament question and answer sessions for allegedly fearing being grilled for several corrupt activities levelled against his ministry.

Some of the issues include the Pomona Waste Energy deal and the Belarus fire tender deal.

His Deputy Marian Chombo has had to take the heat from opposition legislators in the National Assembly.

Honourable Mliswa is of the view that July Moyo should be fired if Zanu PF hopes to win in the 2023 general elections.  

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