Zimbabwe’s main and biggest opposition the MDC-T is on the brink of a major split again as its two heavyweight “leaders” both claim ‘rights to the throne’.
Dr Thokozani Khupe says she is the legitimate party leader and will not lose sleep over threats by Nelson Chamisa.
The two have been locked in a bitter struggle since Morgan Tsvangirai’s health took a turn for the worst, before breaking into an all out brawl the moment he died.
Addressing about 500 supporters mostly from the Rainbow Coalition Groping and Mthwakazi pressure group in Bulawayo this Sunday, Dr Khupe said only a special congress can solve the formation’s impasse and as such she will fight to the end.
Addressing the same gathering, suspended MDC-T Spokesperson, Mr Obert Gutu said his team will not be associated with thugs, in sentiments insinuating that they might break-away from the Chamisa led formation in yet another split of the opposition party.
MDC-T Organising Secretary, Mr Abednico Bhebhe weighed in and said he cannot be associated by tribalists who are calling his group dissidents.
The rally had a poster of Dr Khupe as the key note address in her capacity as the MDC-T Vice President with a catchy theme: ‘#am i a dissident too.’
Political observers said the hard stance taken by Dr Khupe with the support from other high ranking officials marks yet another break-up of the MDC-T.
- With information from ZBC