We are not Zanu PF, Khupe’s MDC says

We are not Zanu PF, Khupe’s MDC says 1

On Mar 25, 2019 39,445 52 The Thokozani Khupe-led MDC has dismissed claims they are working with the ruling Zanu PF party alleging those spreading such rumours are being “jealous” of its leader. MDC-T president Thokozani Khupe The party’s spokesperson Webster Dube said Khupe will not sell out the people’s struggle for money or power by “forging an alliance with Zanu PF. Khupe was constitutionally elected as the president of the MDC at the Bulawayo Stanley Square Congress of April 2018. “We state unequivocally that we are not Zanu PF.”…

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Clash of titans looms in MDC . . . all eyes on Chamisa, Mwonzora, Mudzuri

Clash of titans looms in MDC . . . all eyes on Chamisa, Mwonzora, Mudzuri 2

By Mugove Tafirenyika Jostling for positions in the MDC ahead of the May 22 congress has reached a critical juncture. Vital battlegrounds such as Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare and Masvingo have been turned into ‘war zones’ of intense political contestation for positions. Elias Mudzuri and Nelson Chamisa Nominations for the do-or-die congress are in later this month, taking the country’s largest opposition party into a crucial phase which means different things to various constituencies making up the party. For the supporters of MDC leader Nelson Chamisa, the upcoming elective congress is…

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Khupe party struggles to shake off Zanu PF tag

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By Jeffrey Muvundusi BULAWAYO – The breakaway MDC faction led by Thokozani Khupe is struggling to shake off the now widespread tag that the opposition party is doing the bidding for Zanu PF. MDC-T president Thokozani Khupe Khupe was one of the few opposition leaders who congratulated President Emmerson Mnangagwa after he was controversially  elected to the presidency last year.  Along with her entourage, Khupe attended Mnangagwa’s inauguration at the National Sport Stadium at a time the main opposition MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa snubbed the inauguration, accusing the Zanu PF leader…

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Justice, Finance ministers defend Khupe’s $1,8m claim

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BY CHARLES LAITON JUSTICE, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs minister Ziyambi Ziyambi, together with his Finance and Economic Development counterpart Mthuli Ncube, have both entered appearance to defend a $1,8 million political parties funding claim by the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T. Early last month, the political party petitioned the High Court seeking an order to compel both the Justice and Finance ministers to pay the money which it claims was due at the end of December 2018. Through its lawyer Lovemore Madhuku, the political party issued the summons against Ziyambi in his…

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MP trial exposes MDC squabbles

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By Shamiso Dzingire The trial of Mt Pleasant MDC Member of Parliament Samuel Banda who is accused of giving false address to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has exposed squabbles within the party and the Thokozani Khupe-led faction. Samuel Takudzwa Banda Banda’s trial commenced on Monday, with the State calling its first witness Warship Dumba who lost the seat to Banda in last year’s elections. Dumba is the Mt Pleasant losing candidate belonging to the Khupe faction. Related Articles When Dumba took to the stand, he told the court that…

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I wanted to be a soldier: Khupe

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By Tendayi Madhomu Daily News staff writer Tendayi Madhomu sits down for a wide-ranging interview with MDC-T president Thokozani Khupe. Find below excerpts of the interview. MDC-T President Thokozani Khupe Q: Who is Thokozani Khupe; where and when was she born? A: Thokozani Khupe was born on November 18, 1963 at Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo. Related Articles Q: How many are you in your family? A: We were seven and two of my brothers, the first and second born passed on. We are now five — three girls and two boys.…

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Address economic crisis:Thokozani Khupe

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By Tendai Kamhungira The Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T has called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration to urgently deal with the current economic crisis that has threatened to bring a total government shutdown. Former MDC-T vice president Thokozani Khupe This comes as the government is failing to contain a growing economic meltdown, which has resulted in exorbitant prices, foreign currency and fuel shortages. The party’s spokesperson Linda Masarira said there is need for the government to make drastic changes that will translate into economic development. Related Articles “The MDC-T notes with concern…

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Let’s unite, support ED govt: Khupe

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By Jeffrey Muvundusi Leader of the break-away faction of the MDC — Thokozani Khupe,  has called for unity of purpose among opposition parties and other stakeholders as part of the initiative to restore the country’s struggling economy as the bread basket of Africa. Former MDC-T vice president Thokozani Khupe Khupe — one of the losing presidential candidates in the July 30 elections, has been largely quiet on the developments on the economic and political front. While her counterpart MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa has continued to make noise on the political…

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