Former Deputy Prime Minister (2009-2013), Thokozani Kupe, has announced that she has officially joined the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) led by Nelson Chamisa.
Khupe appeared at a conference wearing a yellow t-shirt branded CCC and Chamisa’s face. She urged “all of us to rally behind president Nelson Chamisa” ahead of the 2023 elections which she said will be a defining moment for Zimbabwe. Watch the video below for more:
The announcement which is made barely days before the 26 March by-elections, comes as the opposition party has been divided over whether to take Khupe on board or not.
Those who support the move, including Chamisa and Welshman Ncube, the party’s co-vice president, argue that Khupe has a “huge following” that cannot just be ignored.
They say CCC is for every citizen who desires real change.
On the other hand, others say Khupe is damaged goods based on allegations that she worked with the ruling ZANU PF during her time in MDC-T, the party which apparently fired her in January, to destroy the opposition in the country.