Update: MDC-T Suspends Spokesperson Obert Gutu Pending Disciplinary Action, Gutu Claims Ignorance

In a statement, MDC-T Presidential Spokesperson and Director of Communications Luke Tamborinyoka revealed that the party’s national executive and the national council, the party’s supreme decision-making organ between Congresses resolved to suspend Obert Gutu pending disciplinary action.

Gutu will be replaced by deputy spokesperson Thabitha Khumalo. Said Tamborinyoka:

That party spokesperson Obert Gutu is suspended pending internal disciplinary processes and in the meantime deputy spokesperson Hon. Thabitha Khumalo becomes the acting party spokesperson.

Gutu had earlier indicated that he will not be associated with violence and thuggery following the attack on the party’s co-vice president Thokozani Khupe at the late Morgan Tsvangirai’s burial in Buhera. His announcement led many to believe that Gutu was quitting the MDC-T although he cleared the air during an interview with Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa stating that he remains a member of the party.

Gutu also took to Twitter to claim that he was unaware of the purported suspension and said that he would only comment once he was formally informed. Said Gutu,

I have read somewhere on social media that I have been suspended as the MDC-T National Spokesperson.I haven’t been furnished with a letter of suspension. I will comprehensively address this issue as and when I am served with the letter of suspension.


Obert GutuLuke TamborinyokaThokozani Khupe

Obert Chaurura Gutu is a Zimbabwean lawyer, politician and a former member of MDC-T where he was the party's spokesperson. Gutu had resigned from the party after leadership disputes following the death of its leader Morgan Tsvangirai., however, he was dismissed in March 2018 along... Read More About Obert Gutu

Luke Tamborinyoka is a politician, presidential spokesperson of MDC-T and director of communications of the party. Read More About Luke Tamborinyoka

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


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