Thokozani Khupe of opposition MDC-T has dismissed allegations which say she is privately approaching Nelson Chamisa of MDC Alliance seeking support to avert pressure from secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora who is reportedly eyeing the presidential post in the party.
This comes after sources close to the developments had alleged that MDC-T leadership in Matabeleland had pressured Khupe into approaching the Chamisa faction to counter Mwonzora’s rise. In response to the allegations, Khupe’s spokesperson, Mr Khaliphani Pugeni said:
There is no basis at all to those reports, as you might know after the Supreme Court judgement and the actions by Mr Chamisa thereafter, the party wrote a letter expelling him, a letter that was signed by Dr Khupe.
Therefore, it cannot work for Dr Khupe to then go against the party position to nicodemously approach Mr Chamisa. In actual fact, I believe Dr Khupe has more class to do such an act, people chose the path they took after the Supreme Court ruling.
He said the party was now focused on holding its extraordinary congress and would not be distracted by naysayers.
There are reports suggesting that MDC-T Harare province recently nominated Mwonzora for president ahead of the extraordinary congress which Khupe postponed indefinitely.
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