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Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Justice Priscilla Chigumba has written to the MDC-T party highlighting that the electoral body was not going to involve itself in internal party politics and leadership disputes. This comes after former MDC-T Vice President Thokozani Khupe has indicated that she will participate in the 2018 harmonised elections under the name MDC-T. This could potentially lead to confusion and legal battles as Khupe was expelled from the MDC-T for refusing to endorse Chamisa.
Part of the letter written by Justice Chigumba to the MDC and addressed tto the party headquarters at Harvest House, reads,
Your letter dated the 5th of March 2018 regarding the above subject matter (Party Leadership) refers.
We bring to your attention that we are also in receipt of a letter from Honourable Dr Thokozani Khupe indicating that the Movement for Democratic Change under her leadership will be contesting and participating in local, parliamentary6 and presidential elections as they may occur.
We attach hereto a copy of the letter received from Honourable Dr Thokozani Khupe for your consideration. It is not the intention of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to wade into internal party politics but to bring to your attention issues that could have a bearing on future processes relating to the 2018 Harmonised Electi9osn such as the nomination of candidates and use of party symbols among them.