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Khupe's group moves to take charge of MDC-T

by Staff reporter
03 Apr 2020 at 14:28hrs | Views
FEARS are mounting regarding the future of the MDC, amid warnings from both within and outside the country's main opposition that Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling could have far-reaching implications on the party and its performance in the 2023 elections.

Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, both party insiders and political analysts expressed grave concern about the continuing brawling within the party, amid indications that the main protagonists on both sides of the mindless bloodletting are prepared to take the party down with them.

"We may not want to admit it, but we are in a royal, mega mess that goes beyond the Supreme Court's ruling and Zanu-PF's machinations.

"I'm truly staggered by how we continue to score multiple own goals to our own detriment, as is exemplified by the party's politically naive decision to appeal last year's High Court ruling which has worsened our situation.

"Now, we are arguing that we are MDC Alliance and not bothered by the Supreme Court's ruling. If that is so, why did we bring this misery on ourselves?" an anguished senior party official bemoaned.

"Save (totem for the late MDC founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai) would have never fallen for this bait as we saw in 2005 and 2014 when some comrades foolishly took him on," the official further told the Daily News.

Another dejected party bigwig said the only way forward for the party was for the various combatants to "realise that their political future was on the line" and that "only mature discussions among us all will resolve this ugliness".

"I am aware that I am among the minority on this, but we are all going nowhere fast if we continue to put our egos in front as we are doing.

"We must sit down and sort out these differences once and for all, if we are for the people … otherwise Zanu-PF will rule unfettered until kingdom come.

"If we fail to do this, not only will we have to deal with another damaging split, we will also witness even more bloody feuds over funds, assets, MPs and everything else that we can kill each other for," the second official told the Daily News.

Similarly, political analysts also warned that the road ahead would be "very bumpy" as both Nelson Chamisa and Thokozani Khupe dug in in their corners.

Source - dailynews