MDC T leader Thokozani Khupe, a usual regular at the President’s Political Actor’s Dialogue (POLAD) was yesterday absent from the POLAD meeting at the statehouse yesterday. Her absence raised questions if she snubbed the event after her Supreme Court assisted ascension to the MDC T throne where she is claiming to be the president of the MDC Alliance, New Zimbabwe reports.
Khupe’s spokesperson said Khupe was absent because they are preparing for the court-sanctioned extraordinary congress:
As you know, we are preparing for our extraordinary congress, and we need all the time to finish the preparation and putting everything in order.
However, a source that spoke to the publication said she didn’t attend because she would have breached MDC T’s party’s position:
If she attends, she will have breached the MDC Tsvangirai party’s position because we are not part of POLAD and we have never been part of it.
The MDC Tsvangirai has not resolved its position on POLAD and we are not even talking about it because it’s not on the party’s priority list. We have so many issues to talk about as a party that need urgent attention than POLAD.
Morgen Komichi also said MDC T is not part of POLAD:
What we know is that we (MDC-T) are not a member of POLAD and Khupe has not been mandated to represent the party. That issue will have to be considered after the extraordinary congress if there is a need to do so.
Khupe dissolved her party when she became the interim MDC T President.
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