MDC-T acting president Thokozani Khupe’s spokesperson Khaliphani Phugeni said she has not withdrawn from the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD).
Phugeni’s remarks come after reinstated party chairman Morgen Komichi told a local daily publication that Khupe must withdraw her membership from POLAD and wait for the outcome of the extraordinary congress. Said Phugeni:
Never and Dr Khupe has only one spokesperson who is Khaliphani Phugeni. Our position has not changed and in the event that it does, Dr Khupe or her spokesman will communicate.
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Earlier this week, Komichi was quoted as having said that the reconstituted MDC-T had not mandated Khupe to represent the party at POLAD and the issue will be considered after the extra-ordinary congress.
The MDC Alliance, whose 2018 presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa polled over 2 million votes (over 40 per cent of the total votes cast), refused to be part of the dialogue, calling it a charade.