ZCTU secretary-general Japhet Moyo has said the union is waiting for Khupe who they accuse of being a hypocrite to approach them with a request for the ZCTU to observe their court-sanctioned congress set for September this year, New Zimbabwe reports.
Moyo said they will give Khupe an answer she deserves and expressed discomfort in Khupe mentioning the ZCTU in her speeches and linking it to Tsvangirai while. he says it is an open secret Khupe was not speaking to Tsvangurai when the latter died.
Moyo speaking to the publication said:
We have heard on numerous occasions Khupe talking about ZCTU at her press conferences. There is concern in the labour movement that Khupe is now trying to associate herself with ZCTU when she has been out of touch with the workers for a very long time.
As workers, we are worried that Khupe and her party are claiming to be preserving Morgan’s (Tsvangirai) legacy, yet everyone knows that when Tsvangirai died, the two were not on talking terms.
So, we wonder now what legacy she is now talking about. When she comes to us, obviously she will get the answer which she deserves. We are waiting for her formal request and we will respond accordingly
The MDC’s first president Morgan Tsvangirai was a trade unionist who was the president of the ZCTU and the union was also instrumental in the formation of the country’s biggest opposition party.
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