Bulawayo Councillors Rise to Parliament

Charles Moyo

BULAWAYO – Three former Bulawayo councillors, beneficiaries of the Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT) leadership training programme, have gone a step further from local government to represent their constituents in Parliament.

The three are former Deputy Mayor and Ward 5 Councillor, Gift Banda, former Ward 7 Councillor, James Sithole and ex- Ward 9 Councillor Charles Moyo (pictured).

Banda is now the Member of National Assembly for Lobengula while Sithole is the new legislator for Makokoba Constituency.

Moyo now represents Pelandaba-Mpopoma Constituency in the august house.

Moyo, who took his oath of office at Parliament Building in Harare on September 5, told ZDDT News, he was excited about his elevation, describing it as a “dream come true” for him. (Read our previous exclusive interview with Moyo).

He paid tribute to ZDDT for having mentored him through the trust’s leadership trainings.

“ZDDT developed me very much and helped me improve my leadership skills during my tenure as Councillor for Ward 9,” said Moyo.

“Anyone who wants to be an MP in Bulawayo has to associate with ZDDT,” added Moyo.