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“Khupe Will Quit MDC-T If Tsvangirai Appoints Chamisa Or Mudzuri As His Successor”

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A close ally of MDC-T Vice President Thokozani Khupe, Abednico Bhebhe, told the Daily News yesterday that the Member of Parliament for Makokoba will have little choice but to quit should party leader Morgan Tsvangirai insist on handing over power to either Nelson Chamisa or the party’s acting president Elias Mudzuri while sidelining her.

Said Bhebhe:

She (Khupe) is a democrat who believes in constitutionalism and the only way out is for the party to follow the constitution or Khupe will have little option but to step down. She either will insist on following the constitution or she quits rather than being forced to be an accomplice in mutilating the party constitution.The MDC constitution is very clear that if the president is incapacitated the vice president who, in this case, is Khupe takes over for not more than a year while she prepares for an extraordinary congress. 

Bhebhe said Chamisa and Mudzuri are wrong for declaring their interest to takeover from Tsvangirai. Said Bhebhe:

In my Ndebele culture, it is wrong for a king’s two sons to discuss succession when the Lordship is still there. When the king feels he cannot continue leading the kingdom, he calls all his sons to discuss the issue with them and suggest who he thinks should take over and a debate ensues from there until a consensus candidate is found.

The Daily News could not get a contact from Khupe.

More: Daily News

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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

Morgan Tsvangirai was a Zimbabwean politician and leader of the Movement for Democratic Change party and Trade Unionist. He was Prime Minister of Zimbabwe during the Government of National Unity era from 2008 and 2013. Tsvangirai died on 14 February 2018 at a hospital in... Read More About Morgan Tsvangirai

Elias Mudzuri is a Zimbabwean engineer, politician and member of parliament for Warren Park. He is a former mayor of Harare, and was the minister of energy in the Government of National Unity. He is a member of the MDC-T led by Morgan Tsvangirai for... Read More About Elias Mudzuri


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