Sikhala Criticises “Village Idiot” Muguti Over NGO Ban
17 August 2021
Zengeza West MP Job Sikhala (MDC Alliance), has labelled Harare Provincial Development Coordinator (PDC) Tafadzwa Muguti "a village idiot" for his decision to ban Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
Last month Muguti issued a directive banning all “non-compliant” NGOs that failed to furnish his office with their 2021 work plans and other critical information including workshops and training.
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Speaking on New Zim TV’s premier show, The Agenda, Sikhala argued that neither the Urban Councils Act nor the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides for the position of PDC. Said Sikhala:
The truth of the matter is that Muguti is an idiot. He has no idea of the law. He does not even know that his position does not exist in any statute as per the Constitution.
His is a political appointment. He has no right whatsoever to ban the operations of NGOs or give directives. His position is not provided for in the Urban Councils Act.
From whose authority does he draw? But idiots as you know do what they think they and not based on logic or legal empowerment but on their idiocy.
He is just a common village idiot who the people must ignore and whenever they see him must tell him off.
Every appointment (by the country president) that concerns the interference within the operations of institutions governed in terms of the law must have a legal basis.
A political appointment cannot interfere with issues that are governed and operated via statutes.
The Urban Councils Act does not have provisions of the PDC. Neither does our Constitution.
Since his appointment by President Emmerson Mnangagwa last year, Muguti has also been on the onslaught, ordering demolitions across capital Harare, Chitungwiza, Ruwa, and Epworth.
The demolitions have been widely condemned and described as an affront to the poor.