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.
Linda Masarira is a Zimbabwean politician who is currently the spokesperson for the MDC-T faction led by Thokozani Khupe. She is known more for her activism from 2016 - 2017 as part of the Tajamuka/Sesjikile Campaign movement. On 21 April 2018, Masarira was elected spokesperson... Read More About Linda Masarira
Nelson Chamisa is a Zimbabwean politician who is currently the President of a faction of the MDC-T and leader of the MDC Alliance. In August 2018 Chamisa lost the presidential election to Emmerson Mnangagwa after getting 44.3% of the vote, against Mnangagwa's 50.8%. Chamisa was... Read More About Nelson Chamisa
Thokozani Khupe is a Zimbabwean politician, cancer activist and the former Vice President of the Movement for Democratic Change. She challenged President Nelson Chamisa for the bid to succeed the late MDC-T founder Morgan Tsvangirai. Khupe reportedly said she will run for President in the... Read More About Thokozani Khupe