Opposition MDC-T’s newly appointed spokesperson, Witness Dube, Wednesday said former party acting president Thokozani Khupe could not reject the post of vice-president offered her by the new party leader, Douglas Mwonzora.
This comes after Khupe had rejected the outcome of the Supreme Court-sanctioned extraordinary congress that elevated Mwonzora to the presidency arguing that the congress was shambolic.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Dube said the congress was done and dusted adding that there was no going back on the outcome. He said:
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The congress is done and dusted. We also got an opinion from our respected lawyer Lovemore Madhuku and there is no going back on the outcome of the congress.
People have been offered positions and of course some are yet to announce their acceptance of the posts.
As for Madam Khupe, when we went to congress she was acting president and had been party VP as of the 2014 structures. So it was obvious that when she loses the presidency, she reverts to the vice-president position, that is what happened and she has to accept it.
Dube added that some of the appointments were as a result of the ratification of the opposition party’s national executive and national councils.
Meanwhile, Khupe who recently tested positive for coronavirus is said to have accepted the post albeit she had earlier said that she had suspended Mwonzora from the party for manipulating the electoral process.