Thokozani Khupe has said she regrets ever working with Douglas Mwonzora in the opposition MDC-T after the party’s Supreme Court-sanctioned congress which Mwonzora won turned violent on Sunday.
Khupe accuses Mwonzora of being the instigator of the chaos and also of manipulating the electoral process in his favour.
The former deputy to the late party’s founding leader, Morgan Tsvangirai has been working with Mwonzora since March this year when the Supreme Court ordered the party to hold an Extraordinary Congress to elect the substantive successor to Tsvangirai.
The Supreme Court, like the High Court, had ruled that Nelson Chamisa who leads the rival MDC Alliance was not the legitimate leader of the party after he reportedly attained the presidency unconstitutionally following Tsvangirai’s death in 2018.
Khupe told the media Sunday that she had suspended Mwonzora from the MDC-T adding that she regretted ever working with him She said:
I do have regrets now because I thought he was an honest person, I thought he was a genuine person, I thought he was somebody whom we were going to be working together and moving together in this journey of making sure that we deliver a better life to every Zimbabwean.
Little did I know that he was going to be somebody who would be doing things in a fraudulent manner. I don’t expect that from a person of his calibre…It’s a sad reality.
Khupe and Morgen Komichi left the Harare International Conference Centre auditorium prematurely following the chaos that rocked the elective congress.