Police Block Khupe Meeting

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has refused to approve a meeting organised by MDC-T deputy president, Thokozani Khupe, citing inadequate manpower.

Khupe was scheduled to hold a meeting today, with Bulawayo district structures at the Bulawayo Amphitheatre, but police said they do not have enough manpower to provide security, as the event coincided with International Cricket Council World Cup qualifiers. Speaking to NewsDay, Khupe’s personal assistant, Witness Dube confirmed the development and added that the meeting has been rescheduled. Said Dube:

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The police cited that the cricket match, taking place on the same day, and that would leave them with insufficient manpower to cover a political meeting on the same day. We agreed to have our meeting pushed forward because we are desperate for police security, given the appetite for violence by our colleagues.

Last weekend, violence broke out between Khupe’s supporters and those backing MDC-T president, Nelson Chamisa after the former held a private meeting at the party’s provincial headquarters.

More: NewsDay

Thokozani KhupeZimbabwe Republic PoliceNelson Chamisa

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

The Zimbabwe Republic Police is the country's law enforcing and maintaining organ. It was established in 1980 evolving from the Rhodesian Police and incorporated members from both the Rhodesian and the nationalist forces. It operates under the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage. Read More About Zimbabwe Republic Police

Nelson Chamisa is a Zimbabwean politician and current president of the Movement for Democratic Change. He was elected presdient at the party's congress on 25 May 2019. Chamisa is the former member of parliament for Kuwadzana , former Minister of Information and Technology , former... Read More About Nelson Chamisa

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