Mwonzora, Khupe Headed For Showdown

Former opposition MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora will likely clash with his boss, Thokozani Khupe if he insists on his position about the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD).

While holding the position of deputy secretary for international relations before last week’s earth-shaking Supreme Court ruling on the MDC’s succession politics, Mwonzora had slammed POLAD and President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s human rights record.

Khupe, who was declared the rightful MDC president by Supreme Court judges, is a staunch ally of Mnangagwa, with the two working together closely in POLAD.

Khupe is tasked with pushing the international community to remove sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe.

Meanwhile, Mwonzora had called for “genuine” dialogue when he was in the Alliance, a position held by his now erstwhile boss Chamisa. Mwonzora said then:

I have no respect for the way this government is carrying on its governance of this country.

I don’t agree with President Mnangagwa at all. I don’t agree with his human rights record.

I don’t agree with the way he is carrying on his political dialogue, the Polad and so on.

What I think is in the best interest of Zimbabwe is to have genuine dialogue before a neutral arbiter.

More: NewsDay

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