Immediately after last week’s meeting between Douglas Mwonzora and Thokozani Khupe, Khupe reportedly went on to report Mwonzora for fraud at the Zimbabwe Republic Police’s Commercial Crimes Unit (CCU), The Standard reports.
Khupe in December when she lost the election to Mwonzora recanted her previous statement that had exonerated Mwonzora from any fraud and accused him of defrauding the party of $6.3 million.
This was revealed by a senior MDC T official that said that reports that there were discussing a cordial working relationship are obviously not true:
Although we are not aware of what the two discussed, Khupe left the meeting and advised other party leaders that she had been summoned by the police to give her statement about the missing $6,3 million and she went and gave the statement.
Other witnesses in the alleged embezzlement of the party funds also gave their statements, with Khupe confirming that party funds indeed went missing.
So what’s being said about that meeting, that the two have a cordial working relationship, is not true. There’s still a disput
When contacted for comment Mwonzora’s spokesperson Lloyd Damba denied the reports and said they were not aware of the reports:
We are not aware of that, It hasn’t come to our attention. We can only comment when it becomes official. Khupe is our vice-president and a long-serving deputy president after Gibson Sibanda.
As you are aware, she was unwell just after the extraordinary congress and was on leave.
However, Khupe’s office reportedly confirmed the development and said a report was indeed made to the police:
Madam Khupe was indeed summoned to the police to give her statement in the case where it’s alleged that senator Douglas Mwonzora embezzled party funds ahead of the extraordinary congress in December last year.
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