MDC-T acting president Thokozani Khupe has accused the party’s secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora of running a dirty campaign for the party presidency by peddling falsehoods.
Khupe’s spokesperson Khaliphani Phugeni told the Daily News on Sunday that it was not true that there were plans to expel Mwonzora from the party ahead of the extra-ordinary congress. Said Phugeni:
That has been coming strongly from Mwonzora’s campaign team that the party wants to expel him. It is unfortunate that they are running his campaign on the basis of lies. But they will not succeed.
We had hoped that the party had come of age. But we are shocked that they are doing exactly what we accused Chamisa of doing. They are telling lies and running a dirty campaign.
Reports claim that Khupe, Mwonzora, Morgen Komichi and former MDC-T vice president Elias Mudzuri are all eyeing the MDC-T presidency at the Supreme Court-ordered extraordinary congress.
Mwonzora, Mudzuri and Komichi abandoned the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance after they were defeated at the party’s congress held in Gweru last year.
Mwonzora lost the battle for the secretary-general post to Chalton Hwende, while both Mudzuri and Komichi failed in their bids to become MDC Alliance vice presidents.