It’s cold out there, Sikhala tells Khupe

MDC-T secretary for mobilisation Job Sikhala has pleaded with leader of the opposition party’s breakaway faction, Thokozani Khupe to disband her party if she wants to remain politically relevant.

BY SILAS NKALA

Khupe’s breakaway faction held an extraordinary congress on Saturday at Stanley Square in Bulawayo, where several new faces landed top positions, triggering a fierce internal fight among her members.

In a statement posted on Facebook addressed to Khupe, Sikhala said the former deputy prime minister remains a hero of the modern struggle and that MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa and other party members were despaired by the path that she took.

“I know that disappointments through the dreams that might not manifest the way we hoped for would end up having people taking decisions through anger. Anger is the greatest weakness of humankind …” he said.

Sikhala said his own anger and ego had led to “frustrations and arrogant decisions” and he had faced.

He said Khupe’s extraordinary congress “was a gathering of angry people” who proffer no solutions to the national cause.

“We once travelled the same path after we all became angry about the Senate decision in 2005. We were not happy about the attempt to overturn the decision of the national council that voted to fight against Zanu PF in the newly created Senate then. We allowed anger to reign supreme than let it pass and wait for another day.”

Sikhala said the late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai after his Huruyadzo rally, in the midst of rebellion by renewalists, came to his house and urged him to think like a leader and advance the cause of the people of Zimbabwe.

He said Tsvangirai was working on reunifying the party before he died; despite having had differences with Peoples’ Democratic Party leader Tendai Biti and MDC leader Welshman Ncube and was willing to work with them.

“There are better methods to solve grievances and differences than the path you (Khupe) took. The path you decided to take made me return huge respect for Chamisa. Despite being young, he made several attempts to reconcile with you.”


“Zimbabweans are tired for continued suffering on the hands of the Zanu PF regime. They just want to be given a fighting chance against four decades of Zanu PF hegemony and dictatorship. It is my humble request and submission that you take a decision bordering on the interests of the people of Zimbabwe and disband whatever happened at Stanley Square. It’s never too late.”

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36 Comments

  1. Blessed Mugwagwa

    It’s even colder at MDC-T-Chamisa. #EDhasmyvote.

    1. Usafurira munhu iwe,Sikhala is very correct.Khupe please come back home.

    2. thats a very sweet comment could not have even said it better

    3. mugwagwa uchirikuti EDhasmyvote, i say chamisa has all votes wake up n smell the coffee are u that stupid as to believe a thug like ed who fucked up our country fo 37 yrs will change overnite muka iwe

    4. It is not between Khupe and Chamisa because this woman became a renegade during MT time boycotting meetings, refusing coalition as was agreed by the congress so it was her and the party. Like Sikhala has said it is true. Ukabuda mumusangano weMDCT unounyana seshizha rabva pana mai varo.

  2. A Kana asingade musiyeyi akadaro ,these ndebele people always come to destroy things at a very critical stage .the likes of Morris Nyathi,with the Nyadzonya incident reminds me of the DNA OF THE nbebele people.

    1. Comment…highest level of insanity.

    2. Your DNA is of which “intelligent” or “constructive” tribe? And what has that tribe done for the country?….and at a personal level how high is your own personal IQ?

    3. Mudhar Achauya

      Taura nyaya kwete tribe. Why ruvengo rwakadai pakati pemarudzi in this time and age

  3. Tozvireva this is an extremely irresponsible and most stupid thing to say about ndebele people. How could you? Newsday please dont publish such inflammatory comments by sick people like Tozvireva

    1. mandevere anebasa rei? Zimbabwe ndeyemaZimbabweans.

  4. This Tozvireva is so wicked and he doesn’t deserve a place anywhere in the world , this 21st century he still have that dirty mind , shame on him.

  5. shameless tribalists,we need a unified ZIM,NOMATTER WHICH TRIBE.SOME OF US ARE NYANJAS AND WERE BORN IN ZIMBABWE MATEBELELAND.

    I WISH AUNTIE KHUPE WAS TO JOIN HANDS AND TAKE UP HER VICE PRESIDENT POST AND ZIMBABWE WILL PROSPER,WE WILL FIGHT LATER.

  6. I condemn Tozvireva’s comments strongly and urge the publishers to bloc such reckless comments from whoever. We are one people regardless of tribe,ethnicity, religion or colour. Please Zimbabweans,let’s fight this to the end and UNITE people.

    1. Thank you for your calming comments, I was about to throw some insults at him, but that would be stooping to his level. We should never allow such small minded people in our midst to divide us a country.

    2. Tsiurai mwana afarisa tribalism is even worse than ZANU-PF

  7. Kuwiriranakwakanakakugarakunzwanana Garanewakomurudohamandishe

    Comment…Teyerera, vakabveyO kumhunga hakuna ipwa. AkamboitawO kake kanganga kasinawO hwarO. AkadzidzawO kubva ipapO. Zvisineyi, kudzidza hakuperi, kusvika zuva rekupedzisira rasvika. UchadzidzawO kubva ipapO.

  8. I condemn in the strongest terms comments by this TOZVIREVA and urge the publishers to bloc such stupid comments from whoever like Tozvireva. At the same, I call upon All Zimbabweans to UNITE Zimbabweans as one people regardless of tribe, ethnicity, religion or color.

  9. Mike Baramasimbe

    Pay no attention to no-hopers like Tozvireva because if you do, they usually become more excited because their stupidity and naivete thrives whenever they feel someone has noticed their existence.

  10. good telling sikhala.

  11. khupenga kwaroooo unity is power divided we fall.we have more to lose than ur ego even ur children will vote chamisa

  12. Khupe’s actions defy the simplest logic, but why? Is she for the people of Zimbabwe or its for herself?Where is vana Sekesai Makwavarara? It’s not too late big sister. Anyway, zviri ku mwene we jira kufuka kana kuwarira, iwe Thoko.

    1. Surely behaving like a puppet.Thoko nyarawo iwe hatikuvhoteri. Chamisa chete chete nyangwe avambe umwe msangano naye ipapo pane dovi. Chero akatoiti Movement of Zimbabwe Democrats etc, tinongotsvaga musoro wake mu polling booth. chinjai maitiro veduweee

  13. Komrade Khumalo

    Someone is taking her antagonism with Tsvangirai too far. Although Khupe is basking in glory of a biased court decision to try to confuse Zim voters that is as far as Zanu can entertain her. Don’t ever imagine they will give her some of the seats at Election – Never never. That is the end for trying to destroy Tsvangirai dreams.

  14. Kusasa mvura kuti Kupeeee ngaaende hake

  15. khupe remains right under all circumstances in terms of their constitution document;what Chamisa did with his national council remains the only wrong thing ever happened and,MDC-T, here failed to inspire as far as constitutional democracy is concerned,how can we receive such failures on the national stage when they abuse their constitution,will definitely temper with our constitution,after Tsvangirai did another failure which kept him at the helm indefinitely & the court decision remains just irrespective of the above human biases& human biases don’t justify n thing

    1. Vaudzei henyu vaGudo. People like me wont vote for either of them. Zvirinani ndivhotere dhongi.

  16. Wiwa haasati avakugona chirungu nanhasi!!!!!! Ko ndakanzwa kuti ava lawyer wani!! Zvakamuomera zvokwadi.

  17. Comment…kabius kekwedu is offside, you are not an English maker. After all we are not English people but the shona or ndebele, hence wiwa’s shonglish has nothing worth one’s attention. at least his message to renegade Khupe is commendable & encouraging. those with ears should listen and come back home, remember experience is the best teacher

  18. Uyagula wena Sikhala, Khupe to abandon her straight forward MDC T and join the illegitimate one? You need mental help soon

    1. WE WANT TO MOVE FOWARD BRO AND FIGHT LATER

  19. Kanti vele yena uSikhala lowu ungubani. When he was a runaway train ngubani owamutshela okokwenza. All this hullabaloo in MDC-T shows us that we can not entrust our children’s future in them.

  20. Kanti vele yena uSikhala lowu ungubani. When he was a runaway train ngubani owamutshela okokwenza. All this hullabaloo in MDC-T shows us that we can not entrust our children’s future in them.

  21. Sikhala! Seems brain dzacho dzinopota dzichitambiswa nevana. It makes many of us wonder kuti chiroya chacho chinoitwa seiko ne brain dzakadai. Concentrate on your mdc 99, leave khupe alone. We know very well that you don’t believe zimbabwe could have a female president

  22. NYANGE MUKATUKANA HAPANA CHINOCHINJA ASINGADE KUVHOTA NGAAREGE MUSATINYANGADZA

  23. NYANGE MUKATUKANA HAPANA CHINOCHINJA ASINGADE KUVHOTA NGAAREGE MUSATINYANGADZA

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