Sikhala wins for the people again
By JENNEPHER MUTUKWA
A SENIOR MDC-Alliance official has lambasted Chitungwiza Municipality officials for being overzealous after the courts ruled that council cannot stop the construction of a people’s market in his constituency.
Zengeza West Member of Parliament Job Sikhala, who is also a lawyer, said this after he won a case against the municipality heard by High Court judge Justice Mandeya on Thursday.
Sikhala frustrated council’s bid to stop the construction of a people’s market at Zengeza 2 Shopping Centre.
“We beat these idiots on the preliminaries before even going into full merits of the case,” he said.
According to Sikhala, Justice Mandeya, in making the ruling said the fact that council issued the prohibition order without showing a cause was malafide.
He added that the ruling had once again exposed the ignorance of Chitungwiza Municipality in terms of operating within the law.
“Idiots occupy our public offices through over zealousness not merit,” the statement said.
Sikhala said he would sue the two council officials cited in the case in their personal capacities for damages.
Meanwhile the Chitungwiza public relations officer Lovemore Meya has said that council will appeal against the ruling.