Thokozani Khupe’s breakaway MDC-T party was forced to cancel the launch of its manifesto after 30 reportedly turned up. Khupe herself did not come to the launch of the Build Economy to Support Transformation (BEST) manifesto at the Harare Showgrounds on Saturday. Secretary general Nickson Nyikadzino blamed Nelson Chamisa for the poor turnout saying,
It is because of the influence that has been perpetuated by some of our leaders who say they are leaders yet they are not leading us.
The Nelson Chamisa cabal, so to speak, stopped most our members from coming to this launch by perpetrating political violence in different constituencies and areas in order to send a wrong signal that we don’t have people yet we have people. He is simply taking away power from the people and I want to announce this officially the launch of our BEST manifesto has been postponed indefinitely so that we are able to deal with housekeeping issues in our party.
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