Thokozani Khupe the leader of the breakaway opposition party, MDC-T (Khupe) has welcomed the decision by High Court judge Justice Francis Bere which dismissed an application by Nelson Chamisa’s MDC-T party. The application was seeking to bar Khupe from using the MDC-T name and symbols. She has since indicated that she will use the judgement to seek her share of the $1.8 million which was disbursed to MDC-T ( Chamisa) under the Political Parties (Finance) Act.
In a statement, Linda Masarira, the national spokesperson for MDC-T (Khupe) said:
In light of the High Court judgment, our party has written to the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs as we lay claim to our portion of the Government disbursements to political parties, which had been improperly allocated to the Chamisa group.
We had advised this ministry of the possibility of the dilemma they have gotten themselves into in our letter of the 16th of April 2018. High Court Judge, Honourable Justice Francis Bere, made a pronouncement on three consecutive applications which had been thrown at us by our erstwhile colleagues from the runaway bandwagon led by Advocate Nelson Chamisa.