The Standard reports that the reinstated leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Thokozani Khupe wants to be sworn as an MP as soon as possible so that she assumes the position of leader of
the opposition in the National Assembly.
This comes amid reports saying that she is facing resistance from the party’s reinstated Secretary General, Douglas Mwonzora who is now refusing to recall 30 more members of the party from Parliament.
The publication further reports that Mwonzora who is alleged to have no support base in the party wants to use the ‘carrot and stick’ strategy to win supporters.
The Standard was told that Mwonzora believes that the four legislators he recalled from Parliament were enough to cow others into supporting him.
Meanwhile, Khupe reportedly wants 30 more recalled so that she can field members of her breakaway MDC-T faction.
The alleged conflict comes when the party is gearing up for the extraordinary congress that was ordered by the Supreme Court in its ruling on the party’s leadership crisis.
Mwonzora recently claimed that almost 1000 people were needed for the delegates who have confirmed that they will attend the congress to constitute a quorum.
Reports suggest that both Mwonzora and Khupe are eying the presidency.
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