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Factionalism Tears MDC-T Apart Ahead Of By-elections

Factionalism Tears MDC-T Apart Ahead Of By-elections

Disgruntled MDC-T members are leaving the party ahead of by-elections scheduled for 26 March this year alleging widespread rigging of primary elections.

Some of the opposition party members who contested the 2018 general elections are leaving the party in anger over reports suggesting that party leader Douglas Mwonzora wants to dump vice president Thokozani Khupe before the elective congress set to be held in March. Khupe’s aide, Ntando Ndlovu, said:

There are many people who are abandoning the election process and have withdrawn from the primaries because they feel that Mwonzora wants to expel Khupe as he fears that he may lose the top leadership position to the former deputy prime minister.

Those that are abandoning the primaries say they cannot be elected when Mwonzora and his colleagues want to recall her from parliament while giving Khupe a hard time every day.

Ndlovu said the Mwonzora faction has disbanded several party structures across the country and then handpicked its people to fill the positions. Added Ndlovu:

There are several party structures that have been dismantled and this has resulted in some people abandoning the electoral process. We are unhappy about what is going on.

For example, the party structures were dismantled in Ascot when people chose their leadership but Mwonzora’s colleagues then decided to handpick their own people to fill all the positions.

In Bulawayo, people are protesting that the 2014 structures have been dumped.

It’s not in Bulawayo alone where five people withdrew as there are many people doing the same in different parts of the country.

We know that in Daluka Ward in Lupane, the person who was supposed to be the candidate withdrew from the primaries and the same happened in the Midlands province and in Harare and Chitungwiza.

However, MDC-T secretary for information and publicity, Witness Dube, dismissed the claims, saying all the people who withdrew were mere aspiring candidates and had not been nominated to represent the party in the forthcoming by-elections. He added:

It’s common to have people withdrawing from primary elections and so nothing is amiss about what these people are doing.

More: NewZimbabwe.com


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10 Comments

QQQ 3 months ago

@ mboko & ben10 kkkkkkk ndaseka hangu


drrevenge@yahoo.com 3 months ago

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Tafman 3 months ago

Khupe was used by both zanu and mdc. You served thier purpose, now is time to b discarded. Tough lucky, so is politics. As for mwonzora, I am afraid. You don't even have an inch of the masses support hence your fear for elections. The by-election and the 2023 election wil bury you forever as we know that you are already dead


Mboko 3 months ago

Khupe ane murume? Haa akafita kunge achinaka shame. Kanyama last


Ben10 3 months ago

Fanika wakari4ngoresaaaa

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 months ago

I HAVE ALWAYS SAID TOGARASEYI AND THOKOZANI KHUPE CAN NOT WORK TOGETHER. THEY ARE OIL AND WATER.

WITNESS DUBE IS SINGING FOR HIS SUPER. MWONZORA CLEARLY FEARS TO BE BEATEN BY KHUPE AT THEIR CONGRESS NEXT YEAR. HE INTENDS TO RECALL KHUPE BEFORE THEN.

THE TWO HAVE NEVER BEEN ONE IN ONE SINCE THE EXTRA ORDINARY CONGRESS WAS HELD WHERE TOGARASEYI WAS CHOSEN AS THE PRESIDENT OF MDC T BEATING KHUPE.

THEN WITH THE INTENTION OF PACIFYING KHUPE TOGARASEYI CHOSE HER AS ONE OF HIS DEPUTIES. AT FIRST SHE REFUSED, BUT LATER ON GRUDGINGLY ACCEPTED THE APPOINTMENT.

AT THE MOMENT THE DUO HAVE A CASE IN THE HIGH COURT WHERE KHUPE SUED TOGARASEYI CALLING ON HIM NOT TO RECALL HER. THIS CASE IS STILL PENDING AT THE BULAWAYO HIGH COURT.

I DO NOT THINK THAT WE WILL COME TO 2023 HARMONISED ELECTIONS WHILE THE TWO ARE STILL TOGETHER.

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
{ THE BUSH LAWYER }


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Moyo 3 months ago

Takagara tazviona kut muchato wedhongi ne bere hauna kwaunosvka
Khupe dyiwa uri nyama iwe kupata


Chikandamina 3 months ago

Chatengwa chinhu ichi chaura


Mephistophles 3 months ago

There is no honour among thieves. No rest for the wicked. No mercy for the merciless. Mese muri nhunzi dzakasangana paDhodhi. What fairness do you expect from chinhu chakaora? Khupe's political career is a sham. If she has the guts let her split ways with Mwonzora and start her own MDC-T-Khupe.



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