In a telephone interview with NewZimbabwe.com, from Bulawayo where she is attending the Thokozani Khupe faction congress which begins today, Yvonne Musarurwa confirmed she has dumped Nelson Chamisa. Musarurwa was pardoned by President Emmerson Mnangagwa after being convicted with two other MDC-T activists for killing a police inspector in 2011.
Last month, Douglas Mwonzora announced that the Chamisa led MDC-T was rewarding Musarurwa with a parliamentary seat under the proportional representation. However, Musarurwa has dumped Chamisa saying Khupe is the legitimate leader of MDC-T. Said Musarurwa:
Yes it is true that I am joining the Khupe team. This is because the Chamisa team has breached several sections of the party’s Constitution and I have decided, as a matter of principle, decided to join Khupe. As you know, I was incarcerated and I am not privy to the politics going on, but what I know is that Mai Khupe was the Deputy President when Save died and I am attending the congress called by the party Acting President. I am not leaving the party, I am still the deputy youth chairperson of the party.