Spokesperson of the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T, Linda Masarira yesterday accused the Nelson Chamisa’s faction of busing youths that insulted and threatened to manhandle Dr Khupe outside the Supreme Court. In a display of sexist abuse, MDC-T members loyal to Chamisa chanted “Hure, Hure” in an apparent reference to Khupe. “Hure” is Shona for “Whore”.
In an interview with The Herald, Msarira also said the behaviour by Chamisa’s loyalists shows they are intolerant of other people’s views. Said Masarira:
What happened today shows how undemocratic and how the MDC-T led by Nelson Chamisa is intolerant of divergent views. It also shows how the Chamisa-led MDC-T disregard women in political leadership through violence and derogatory words they aimed at Dr Khupe. It is clear that the unruly youths were bused to the Supreme Court with the intention of causing violence and insult Dr Khupe.