The Chitungwiza Residents Trust (Chitrest) will today hold a debate at a local hotel in the satellite town to deliberate on the suspension of the town’s entire council by Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere few days ago.

Kasukuwere suspended them on allegations of poor governance and corruption.

The residents are expected to debate on whether or not the minister’s action was warranted.

ZANU PF will be represented by Central Committee member, Mr Bhunu, while MDC will be represented by its Provincial Secretary in the town, Mr Damba.

The issue has already stirred a heated debate in parliament when Kasukuwere tabled a ministerial statement to that effect, with some MDC MPs saying his action was unwarranted as it was based merely on allegations.

MDC’s MP for Mabvuku/ Tafara, James Maridadi took Kasukuwere to task saying he acted on bad faith, by suspending them based not on conviction, but on allegations alone.

He told the minister that he is facing similar charges in both his party ZANU PF and government, but was not suspended, saying it was better had Kasukuwere acted in that manner after it has been proven in the court that they were guilty of the offences being levelled against them.

The matter divided the house into two with some MPs especially from ZANU PF supporting Kasukuwere, while those from MDC backed Maridadi.