Panic as confidential Bulawayo Council letter from lawyers leaks to media


There was panic within the City Council senior workers after a confidential authorized opinion from the Senior Partner of Coghlan and Welsh Promise Ncube deciphering High Court order within the case of former Deputy Mayor Tinashe Kambarami vs City of Bulawayo and others.

The confidential letter was directed to the City of Bulawayo by the above lawyers.

The letter was quoted in a Sunday News article titled   Bulawayo tug of War takes new twist.

The lawyers of their authorized opinion had informed the City of Bulawayo that Kambarami who was expelled as Ward 3 Councillor and ousted as Deputy Mayor should resume his Ward duties and his duties as Deputy Mayor eradicating the present Deputy Mayor Mlandu Ncube after the court docket had put aside his expulsion as Councillor null and void.

A senior director within the City of Bulawayo who spoke to this reporter on situation of anonymity mentioned after the article was revealed there was pandemonium within the rank and file of a sure part of the administration of the Council with cellphone calls being made backwards and forwards query the place the leak might have come from.

“We spent the rest of the morning and a better part of the afternoon exchanging phones calls over the leaked confidential information,” the director mentioned. “One of the issues of concern is that such a highly confidential document from our lawyers was leaked either from one of our management or from our lawyers but we said it cannot be our lawyers because they practice attorney-client privilege.”

Political analyst Nicholas Ncube mentioned the leak of such a delicate doc revealed that there’s a mole within the  Council.

“There is clearly a mole in the council who leaked the document.” Ncube mentioned. “What we may not know is what is the agenda behind the leak. Could it be to push a public narrative or is it signs that there cracks in the management of the Council and following the public leak of the document to the public before it being formally placed before the full council is an administrative challenge as it can not be of any value to the Councillors and prejudices Councillor Mlandu Ncube who is likely to be prejudiced by the implementation of the resolution.it remains to be seen how the whole council shall handle the crisis?”

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