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Chamisa, Khupe killing the MDC brand

by Staff reporter
28 Sep 2020 at 07:34hrs | Views
The usual band of political analysts say that MDC may have reached the end of its road and both Thokozani Khupe and Nelson Chamisa have to take responsibility for allowing the once formidable party to be torn to pieces.  

This comes as the Khupe faction is set to recall 38 legislators from parliament.

Nelson Chamisa insists the MDC-Alliance is a stand-alone opposition party in Zimbabwe that has no connection to the MDC-T.

The leadership of Zimbabwe's main opposition, Movement for Democratic Change, is still in contention.

A court recently ruled that Thokozani Khupe was the rightful interim leader of the MDC-T that was led by Morgan Tsvangirai before his death.

The battle has seen nine more MP's representing Chamisa's MDC Alliance recalled from Parliament by Khupe.

Chamisa says Khupe is doing President Emmerson Mnangagwa's bidding to destroy the MDC Alliance.

Meanwhile, Chamisa said he would not surrender the MDC Alliance name to the rival MDC-T led by Thokozani Khupe and warned that his faction would now take to a radical response to the onslaught against them.

This comes as secretary general Charlton Hwende said that all the 203 districts so far consulted had opted that the party retains its MDC Alliance name.

Chamisa said that the first plan of action would entail political settlement adding that the 'Walls of Jericho' would soon crumble.

The Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T has resolved to recall all remaining MDC Alliance MPs and councillors, setting the stage for a bruising fight in forthcoming by-elections.

Khupe's camp yesterday recalled 11 more MDC Alliance councillors in Harare, bringing the total to 23.

The latest casualties include deputy mayor Enoch Mupamaonde, Lovemore Makuwerere, Gilbert Hadebe, Munyaradzi Kufahakutizwi, Simon Mapanzure, Charles Chigadu, Keith Charumbira, Steven Dhliwayo, Barnabas Ndira, Chihomve Runyowa and Charles Nyatsuro

The MDC-T led by Dr Khupe recently won the Marondera mayoral race against the MDC Alliance after its candidate, Simbarashe Nyahuye, (ward 3 councillor) emerged the victor.

The defeat of the MDC-A, a faction of the fragmented MDC, comes at a time of growing discontent within its rank and file over corruption in local authorities.

Clr Nyahuye beat fellow Councillor Boniface Tagwirei, a member of the MDC-A faction, in an election that could be a harbinger of things to come around the country as Dr Khupe flexes muscles and takes control of the legitimate MDC party.

Clr Nyahuye polled four votes, while Clr Tagwirei got three

Source - online