Thokozani Khupe has accused members of the Nelson Chamisa led MDC of bribing senior officials to facilitate a meeting with President Mnangagwa.
She said this during an interview with The Herald’s Tendai Mugabe (TM). Khupe was responding to a question on her views on the criticism that she has sold out to Zanu-PF. She said her party has nothing to sell like any other opposition party in Zimbabwe. Below is an excerpt of the interview between Khupe (TK) and Mugabe:
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TM: What is your take on the criticism from some of your colleagues in the opposition, especially MDC-Alliance who accuse of selling out to zanu-pf?
TK: If I had something to sell I would worry about those criticisms, unlike 2008 where my party had a leverage in terms of numbers in Parliament there was a basis of alleging or entering in the discourse of selling out.
Fortunately, for 2018, no one in the opposition has enough parliamentarians to give them any leverage, so factually there is nothing to sell.
However, my response is in the Shona adage, “Muzivi wenzira yeparuware ndiye mufambi wayo”.
I know that one thing this country has to deal with is corruption. Some of us know how many have been used to influence certain political positions that have been taken. We also know how people have attempted to bribe people in high positions to facilitate meetings with President ED Mnangagwa, it’s ironic how whilst the same people accuse some us of selling out. They are clearly clandestinely begging for a meeting.
Thokozani Khupe is a Zimbabwean politician, cancer activist and acting President of the Movement for Democratic Change- Tsvangirai. She challenged MDC Alliance President Nelson Chamisa for the bid to succeed the late MDC-T founder Morgan Tsvangirai. Khupe contested for Presidency in the 2018 national elections... Read More About Thokozani Khupe
Nelson Chamisa is a Zimbabwean politician and current president of the Movement for Democratic Change. He was elected presdient at the party's congress on 25 May 2019. Chamisa is the former member of parliament for Kuwadzana , former Minister of Information and Technology , former... Read More About Nelson Chamisa
Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) is a liberation war movement/party that has been ruling Zimbabwe since the country attained its independence in 1980. The party's main agenda was to liberate the country from the bondage of settler regime led by Ian... Read More About ZANU-PF