MDC Alliance activist, Pedzisai Ruhanya has urged fellow party members to desist from insulting the leader of the MDC-T, Thokozani Khupe who has been locked in a gruesome leadership wrangle with Nelson Chamisa.
Ruhanya’s remarks come after some MDC Alliance have suggested that Khupe used her political power to recall her ex-lover senator Gideon Shoko who is also the father of her daughter. Posting on Twitter, Ruhanya said:
Whatever is happening in MDC, Khupe fundamentally is a good person. She is not as malicious as Mwonzora. I urge MDC Alliance supporters to differ with her with respect and not to use gender against her. Khupe had and has a legitimate grievance than those men who joined her.
One of the reasons why I urge MDC Alliance supporters to be careful on their differences with Hon Khupe is that we are a society that has a lot of foolish perceptions about women, where we use gender to muzzle women. On that basis I dont want to join that bandwagon. Respect her.
His remarks echo with those of Linda Masarira, the leader of the Labour Economists and African Democrats (LEAD). Masarira described the attacks against Khupe as stupidity which should be castigated by every progressive person.
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