Thokozani Khupe has reportedly accepted the appointment as the MDC-T vice president by newly-elected president Douglas Mwonzora.
Mwonzora was elected president at the party’s chaotic extraordinary congress held at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) on Sunday.
Party insiders told Zim Morning Post that Khupe has accepted the post with reservations as she wants to be the only deputy president and also to retain the position of the leader of the opposition in parliament. A source was reported as saying:
Khupe accepted the appointment but she is of the opinion that she should be the only VP,” said the source.
The praesidium is yet to meet but she has already pointed out that she prefers to be the only deputy to Mwonzora.
Another bone of contention is the position of the leader of the opposition in parliament.
Khupe wanted to retain that position but Mwonzora rejected the request so that he can assume the position.
Mwonzora was declared the winner of the hotly disputed poll ahead of Khupe, Elias Mudzuri and Morgen Komichi.
In his first press conference as the new MDC-T leader, Mwonzora appointed Khupe and Mudzuri as his deputies.