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Chamisa, Khupe Resolve Party Name And Symbol Issue

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Nelson Chamisa will field candidates using MDC Alliance whilst Thokozani Khupe will use the name MDC-T but will use new party symbols.

Speaking to The Chronicle, Khupe’s deputy Obert Gutu said his party’s symbol will be an open palm and face of a young child in between raising the right hand. He said their new symbol had already been accepted by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mr Tendai Biti, whose party is a member of the MDC Allliance, said as a grouping of seven parties they would be using the name MDC Alliance for this election.

Khupe and Chamisa are fighting over the use of the MDC-T name and party symbols.

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MDC AlliancePeople's Democratic PartyThokozani Khupe

The MDC Alliance is a coalition of seven opposition parties that was launched on the 5th of August, 2017 at the Zimbabwe Grounds in Highfield, with the aim to challenge Zanu-PF in 2018 harmonised elections. The party's presidential candidate for the 2018 elections is Nelson... Read More About MDC Alliance

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is a political party in Zimbabwe which is led by Tendai Biti. The party was formed following the split of MDC-T, after disagreements between the president of the party Morgan Tsvangirai and Tendai Biti, who was secretary general. PDP was... Read More About People's Democratic Party

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

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