Aspiring member of parliament for Harare Central constituency Linda Masarira has criticised the decision by the Nelson Chamisa led MDC-T to recall Thokozani Khupe from parliament saying it is the worst decision made by the “Chamisa faction”.
Writing on micro-blogging website Twitter, Masarira who is also a women rights activist said:
This was the worst decision made by the Chamisa faction. At this juncture I am forced to follow the voice of reason to support constitutionalism and to protect the interests of a woman politician. Zimbabwe Women In Politics condemns this move and will stand in solidarity with Dr Thokozani Khupe.
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Khupe has responded to the recall saying she has advised her lawyers to seek legal recourse on the issue. She also revealed that the MDC-T leadership crisis is before the High Court and as such she did not deserve to be recalled from Parliament. Khupe has been embroiled in a succession battle with Nelson Chamisa following the death of MDC-T founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai in February this year. She was expelled from MDC-T together with Abednico Bhebhe and Obert Gutu for refusing to endorse the party’s National Council decision to appoint Chamisa as the acting president.