MDC Alliance Bulawayo councillor for ward 4 Silas Chigora has clashed with the party leadership in the City leaving him to cross the floor and join the Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T.
Chigora who was also the MDC Alliance Bulawayo East District Chairman was initially relieved of his duties as Chairman after he had continuously passed negative comments about President Nelson Chamisa in WhatsApp groups.
Chigora was in the news last year when he and Deputy Mayor, Tinashe Kambarami unsuccessful tried to suspend Bulawayo Town Clerk Christopher Dube over allegations of misusing council funds.
He was stripped of his position during a district meeting held in the city on Saturday.
According to party sources, the meeting was attended by the MDC Alliance district committee and national executive members Jasmine Toffa, Tinashe Kambarami and the party’s Bulawayo spokesperson Swithern Chirowodza.
In one of the leaked chats, Chigora described Chamisa as a liar who was not fit to be party leader.
“Our president (Chamisa) is a big liar. He lied about the Alliance agreement and also that Harvest House was under the control of the Alliance. He lied about everything and now the truth has been exposed,” reads a message allegedly sent by Chigora to one “Mainini”.
Chigora was also removed from all the party’s WhatsApp groups.