MDC-T Byo dumps Khupe

THE MDC-T Bulawayo province on Saturday turned its back on deputy president, Thokozani Khupe, and declared its allegiance to acting party president Nelson Chamisa as internal fighting over Morgan Tsvangirai succession escalates.

By NQOBANI NDLOVU

This came as Khupe and co-vice-president Elias Mudzuri recently refused to recognise Chamisa’s recent appointment as acting MDC-T president.
MDC-T Bulawayo provincial spokesperson, Felix Magalela Sibanda on Saturday said the province stood solidly behind Chamisa, giving a major boost to the latter’s support base as the country’s second city has always been regarded as Khupe’s forte.

“The Bulawayo provincial executive and all its subordinate structures hereby this day, of 10th February 2018, affirms and confirms the appointment of Hon. Nelson Chamisa as the effective acting president of the Movement of the Democratic Change, (MDCT) henceforth.

“We as the executive of the same province are extremely excited and are on cloud 7 because this appointment to navigate the MDC ship to the end of its voyage it started in earnest 1999,” he said in a statement.

“We therefore, applaud president Tsvangirai for his star appointment. We therefore, pledge our unwavering support to vice president, Chamisa and the entire MDCT leadership from branches to the national council.”

But, Khupe who of late has been challenging Chamisa’s appointment as acting party president, yesterday described the move by the party’s Bulawayo provincial executive as a circus.

Khupe’s personal assistant, Witness Dube, said the circus in the party could best be solved by a return to constitutionalism.

“Khupe’s views on the on-going misunderstandings in the MDC-T that are now playing out in the public are very clear and consistent; the party must return to a strict constitutional operational basis. Constitutions are made for posterity, and must not be overtaken by events or individual interests,” Dube said,

The infighting over the MDC-T leadership dispute comes at a time when the party was divided over the formation of the MDC Alliance. Khupe and allies were opposed to the MDC Alliance, a grouping of seven opposition parties that was already campaigning in preparation of the general elections set for the next few months.

The fights escalated in the past few months following reports that Tsvangirai, who is battling colon cancer, was deteriorating.

On Wednesday, Khupe posted a message on her Twitter handle, saying she was the rightful heir to Tsvangirai’s post by virtue of her election at the party’s congress in 2014. Mudzuri and Chamisa were appointed by Tsvangirai soon after the congress.

“Three consecutive MDC T congresses have elected yours truly as deputy president to president @mrtsvangirai and other officers primarily to avoid a leadership vacuum at such an eventuality and to shut out any threat that may be artificially created by those with hidden agendas,” Khupe twitted.

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33 Comments

  1. Tsvimbo yatoenda mhamha.. mpfanha atiza nayo

  2. mother bhora pasi chamisa chimbomupai time yake.

  3. If a few individuals do not like Khupe its not Bulawayo. We in Bulawayo are with herespeciaĺly we the women support her because she is a woman being victimised by man. If you check the reports are done by man.

    1. be careful maMguni maybe you are one of the few remaining of the cabal that still supports Khupe. she was behind you being acting chairperson before you were rejected by the people…ngiyazidlalela…kodwa usisi is now fighting personal battles, she is afraid of losing political clout to the likes of Welsh and Biti. keep on supporting her if you will but just we be careful of speaking for others. Keep well.

    2. Nomvula Mguni beneficiary of Zanu Pf land reform what can you say and you wre smuggled by Khupe in structures and to be propotinal Mp

  4. Nomvula you say we women as you also represent All women in Bulawayo Khupe is no where near MDC matrix equation.

  5. That kiss from Bob khupe,that kiss

  6. This zimbabwe battle between Zanu pf and MDC does not need a woman president at this moment,people must understand and have vision not by flesh but by the will of god.All zimbabwean progressive people,be content with my words of wisdom and knowledge,let us accept Mr Tsvangirai anointment of Chamisa Nelson and he be the chosen zimbabwean heir.

  7. Khupe Khupe.. When people voted in 2014 congress they did not do with an open eye, none if them ever thought Morgan would be unfit hence people like Khupe got the post with no contest. She was never challenged as people were not keen. You say you a leader but boycott meetings and can never have rallies???

    1. a leader doesnt boycott a meeting he/she faces the adversaries head on and come up with a solution. being elected to be a leader does not mean you know everything and leadership is also measured by how difuse such scenarios unlike by how many times you ran away from instances of showing leadership

  8. Comment…pamberi naChamiss

  9. khupe should grow and be matured enough, when she was appointed acting president at first nobody complained about her appointment but now its chamisa she starts complaining why? lets not try to advance personal interest at the expense of the general public.this is the time to unite and find the common enermy which is zanu pf period.

  10. ngatigare pasi tiise jtrm panzimbo yake. mogeni chaari kuzeza ipapa ndachishaya, kanda pakitchen. it takes supersonic thinking to strategically mastermind victory.

  11. Madam Khupe please, asifuni bumbulu

  12. EDDIOUS MASUNDIRE SHUMBA

    IN BULAWAYO WE HAVE NOT DUMPED MAKHUPE THESE ARE ALL LIES FROM FELEX MAFA HE IS LYING. HE IS NOT REPRESENTING THE WHOLE BULAWAYO PROVINCIAL EXECUTIVE

    1. @Shumba,Go back to Zanu pf and stop bootlicking useless Khupe and she will never support you since u are a shona

  13. EDDIOUS MASUNDIRE SHUMBA

    WE NEVER SAT DOWN AS AN EXECUTIVE TO SHOW KHUPE THE EXIT DOOR SO WHERE IS MAFA GETTING ALL THI FROM. HE SHOULD NOT FORGET THAT HE ONCE DESERTED THE SAME PARTY AND JOINED RIVAL POLITICAL PARTIES AND HAD TO COME BACK AFTER DISCOVERING THAT ALL WHICH WAS GLITTERING WAS NOT GOLD IN THOSE PARTIS. MAKHUPE IS THE ONE WHO FORGAVE THIS MAFA AND SURPRISINGLY HE IS TURNING AGAINST HER. MAKHUPE WOYEEE.

  14. Khupe is being victimised first because she is Ndebele and 2nd because she is a woman. Shame on you MDCT.

  15. felix mafa.. a coward. Scared of facing other men ku politics. Now on VP Khuphe. Shame.

  16. So what happened to following constitution? Hapana musiyano neZanuPF apa. Khupe should be given the chance to lead. She is the only elected VP.

  17. chamisa is 40yrs old

  18. Chamisa has my vote and he will win if he contests

  19. if Khuphe says she was elected at congress , why is she not attending party meetings.Khuphe is nonsense and Thina e Nkulumane asimfuni njalo asifuni Bumbulu bake whether woman, kalanga , shona or what ever tribe she is not progressive and is a zanu kid .
    hamba Khatshan Khuphe , Chamisa my age mate is what we want.

    Khuphe you lost the vision you will fall and we will work hard to see you fall.
    I have liked Chamisa since our school days and i will be happy to see him at the top , he is gold on his own.
    lets support talented young leaders and forget about these dead Khuphe wood

  20. Khuphe knows fully well that she did not get that post on her own merit but by Tswangirayi’s benovelence, when the big guns jumped ship during that split. She got so comfortable thinking that it was a sealed deal the DPM in the GNU fooled her even more. Meanwhile here enemies Welshman et al went to regroup and now they are back with a vengeance and will leave her for dead political career wise. She is finished this lady she has to accept the painfull reality.

  21. Already it was prophesied.
    Zimbabwe will witness a dramatic political change. First the long time ruler will be forced by the people to leave office unceremoniously. A few months later Zimbabweans will conduct elections though with incidents of violence will see a young president in his early forties being elected. In 11 months time Zimbabwe’s economy will be on its feet,. Major companies will shift their head quarters from South Africa to Zimbabwe. So many Zimbabweans in the diaspora will form business synergies and invest back home in the energy and mining sectors. Zimbabweans will be more united than ever, irregardless of one’s political differences.

  22. Chamisa chinomiswa nani?

  23. MUDZURI WAKADZURA MIDZI PAWAKAITA MAYOR, THIS TIME UNOMISWA NACHAMISA

  24. Chamisa is the most qualified

  25. its very unfortunate that people follow individuals like Tswangirais and Mugabes of this world. what does the constitution of MDC say. Does morgan have the power or right to appoint anyone. I don’t below to either of the parties . but pple should have leant something about mugabe

  26. CHAMISA WONT BE ZIM PRESIDENT.ED WILL BE THE PRESIDENT.

  27. Tirikumhanya na Chamisa, imi muchingovukura. Zviripachena wani kut Chamisa gas our future.

  28. cobra ndizvo its not a gender issue or tribal issue its about people of zimbabwe having a say in the leader they want. constitutions are there but munangagwa is there and u say ,khupe, constitution for what? the people have the last say and laugh not wat khupe think , chamisa is the torch bearer of almost all progressive thinking people of zim. kana constitution chiri chinhu uya panosangana vanhu vakakuvhotera or ita marally tione vanhu vako nxaa

  29. Lets only wait & see! wishful thinking & fancying is not what will happen;it is not the way but itZ the lord who would have his ways-Solomon’s wise words in the proverbs:” man can have many plans but what is going to stand or be successful comes from GOD” lets only see with Ngwena’s rural base & Chamisa’s purported youth demographic base.

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