Khupe’s reaction was communicated by the party’s spokesperson Khaliphani Phugeni to New Zimbabwe. Khupe reportedly said:
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I received with shock and sadness the resignation of my Vice President. Over the years, he has been my greatest support both personally and politically. I will surely miss him.
I do appreciate that he needs to concentrate on his personal and business interests. I do hope, however, that l and the party can continue to rely on his political and strategic advice. I wish him well in his future endeavours.
Meanwhile, Gutu denied allegations that he was going to join Zanu PF to the same publication and called the allegations makuhwa (grapevine).
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