Ncube dismisses Khupe’s claim that MDC-T does not need to be in a coalition to win seats in Matabeleland

In an interview with The Chronicle, MDC president Professor Welshman Ncube  dismissed MDC-T Vice President Thokozani Khupe’s argument that her party does not need to be part of a coalition to win seats in Matabeleland.

Said Ncube:

If you want to make a case that we are stronger in Matabeleland when we are divided, it’s self-evidently untrue. First just take Matabeleland South, if you go to the 2013 elections. Zanu-PF won all the 13 seats. But if you put together all the opposition votes in Matabeleland South alone we could have won seven seats from Zanu-PF. So how is it possible for someone to construct such an argument that we are stronger apart when the most recent example illustrates that when we are united we would have won seven seats in Matabeleland South alone? It does not make sense to me.

More: Chronicle


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Welshman NcubeThokozani KhupeMatabeleland

Welshman Ncube is a Zimbabwean lawyer, politician and currently one of the 3 vice presidents of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Nelson Chamisa. He was elected to the position at the party's congress held from 23 to 25 May 2019. Ncube was,... Read More About Welshman Ncube

Thokozani Khupe is a Zimbabwean politician, cancer activist and the former Vice President of the Movement for Democratic Change. She challenged President Nelson Chamisa for the bid to succeed the late MDC-T founder Morgan Tsvangirai. Khupe reportedly said she will run for President in the... Read More About Thokozani Khupe

Matabeleland is a region which covers a considerable part of the south western plateau of Zimbabwe. The area is predominantly home to the Ndebele speaking Zimbabwean societies. Read More About Matabeleland

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