Obert Gutu, who is a former MDC-T (Tsvangirai) spokesperson, and later became vice president of the now-defunct MDC-T (Thokozani) party, said it would be immoral for the other MDC-T, created by a Supreme Court ruling in March, to replace MDC Alliance MPs and Councillors with its own people.
The Khupe-led party recently forwarded a list of 15 candidates it has nominated to fill Senate and National Assembly Proportional Representative seats to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).
Gutu believes that even though the recalls of the Nelson Chamisa-aligned MPs and councillors was lawful, it is immoral and incredulous to replace them with Khupe’s nominees. Gutu wrote on Twitter:
Recall of MPs and councillors resonates with law’s dictates. However, a moral issue arises: It’s morally unsound and incredulous to replace the recalled MPs with people from another faction. Politically, it’s also not smart. Recall enforcing discipline, yes. Show class, don’t replace.
Khupe nominated herself, her spokesperson Khaliphani Phugeni, Yvonne Musarurwa, Lindani Moyo, January Sawuke, Memory Munochinzwa, Lwazi Sibanda, Sipho Mokone, Molly Ndlovu, Tamani Moyo, Gertrude Moyo, Piniel Denga, Chief Ndluvu, Nomalanga Khumalo and Teti Chisorochengwe as MPs.