In an exclusive interview with Southern News, MDC-T national chairperson Lovemore Moyo who recently revealed his intention to quit politics has dismissed reports that he is linked to the party’s deputy president Thokozani Khupe’s faction.
Moyo together with MDC-T national organising secretary Abednico Bhebhe and Khupe have been viewed as leaders of a faction that is strongly opposed to MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai’s decision to join the MDC Alliance. The faction has been boycotting all events that have to do with the MDC Alliance. Said Moyo:
The allegations that I belong to the so-called Khupe faction are unfounded and false. My position in the party as the national chairman and chairman of the national disciplinary committee does not allow me to belong to a particular faction within the party.
Probed further to explain his position since he had on numerous occasions seemingly agreed in principle with Khupe, Moyo said that he is not a faction person. He also denied reports that the Khupe faction is considering joining the Joice Mujuru-led People’s Rainbow Coalition (PRC) as power struggles in MDC-T reach fever pitch. Said Moyo:
I don’t know where it comes from. I thought it was an imagination of some few misguided elements within the party and media, because I am not and will never be a faction person. That is a lie. I can safely speak for myself that I have never dialogued and had a meeting with the said PRC officials.
Turning to the party’s internal factional fights, Moyo still believes that the party’s warring factions are likely to unite.
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