Thokozani Khupe Narrates Attack At Tsvangirai’s Funeral, Says They Tried To Burn Hut We Were In

MDC-T Vice president Thokozani Khupe who was on Tuesday attacked at the funeral of the late MDC-T founding leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, said that she was threatened with death and told to go back to Matabeleland. She was attacked with stones, umbrellas and other makeshift weapons and said that the only thing that stopped the hut they were hiding in from burning was the rain. Khupe was attacked together with MDC-T  secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora, MDC-T MP Lwazi Sibanda, among others. In an interview with Voice of America, Khupe said

...We have criminal sons who beat me and others. People must learn to respect the dead. As we arrived at the homestead we wanted to greet gogo but they called us names and said they will kill us.

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…they beat us with stones, umbrellas and any items they could lay their hands on. They called us dissidents saying we should go back to Matabeleland. It was me, Douglas Mwonzora, Abednico Bhebhe, Lwazi Sibanda, and several other people. One stone hit me on my back. I am in pain as I speak right now.

One man asked us to go into his hut. Those thugs threatened to burn the hut but we were lucky that it was raining and so the thatch could not catch the fire. They threw a burning log into the hamlet. If it was not raining, we were going to die. But I went back to attend the funeral to make sure that he (Tsvangirai) was laid to rest.

Nelson Chamisa later apologised for the violence on air saying:

I tried to apologize and I still apologize. Whoever did it is trying to have an agenda that is foreign. She (Khupe) has been the longest-serving vice presidents and has been loyal to the MDC. We need to be vigilant. This apology goes to Khupe, secretary general Mwonzora and others. I apologize.

Tsvangirai who died last Wednesday from colon cancer was buried next to his first wife Susan in Hamunikwa village in the Buhera area.

Here is the video of Khupe narrating the attack.

More: Voice of America


Thokozani KhupeLwazi SibandaAbednico Bhebhe

Thokozani Khupe is a Zimbabwean politician, cancer activist and acting President of the Movement for Democratic Change- Tsvangirai. She challenged MDC Alliance President Nelson Chamisa for the bid to succeed the late MDC-T founder Morgan Tsvangirai. Khupe contested for Presidency in the 2018 national elections... Read More About Thokozani Khupe

Lwazi Sibanda is a Zimbabwan politician from who hails from the MDC-T party. He was elected into parliament in July 2013 to represent Matabeleland North Constituency. Read More About Lwazi Sibanda

Abednico Bhebhe is a Zimbabwean politician and a former member of the MDC-T political party. He was elected into parliament in July 2013 to represent Nkayi South Constituency. Bhebhe was dismissed from the MDC-T party in March 2018 after alleged unconstitutional behaviour and putting the... Read More About Abednico Bhebhe

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2 comments on “Thokozani Khupe Narrates Attack At Tsvangirai’s Funeral, Says They Tried To Burn Hut We Were In

  1. On one vedio posted on youtube, i saw a guy and another guy who were harrassing a police vehicle in a very provocative way, thank these cops who maintained their composure. But am not happy if we entertain such crop of hooligans in our parties. The police must also help us identify these pple who kept beating the roof of the zrp car signing ndimi makauraya, am not happy with this vedio. We need vanhu vane hunhu not vanhu vanoita sekuti vanogara mudondo. Ndopatinofira ipapa( thats where we miss it in our quest for a good and peacefully country)

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