Khupe in U-turn on poll outcome

THE breakaway MDC-T faction led by Thokozani Khupe has made an about-turn, dismissing earlier reports that it endorsed the disputed July 30 harmonised elections as free, fair and credible.

BY NQOBANI NDLOVU

Khupe had reportedly endorsed the poll results and said the elections were largely peaceful and free.

“Contrary to propaganda doing the rounds on social media, MDC-T president Dr Thokozani Khupe did not endorse 2018 harmonised elections as free and fair. We also have our own reservations and complaints have been lodged with Zec,” MDC-T spokesperson Linda Masarira said in a statement.

“The MDC-T will abide by whatever verdict the Constitutional Court [ConCourt] will pass. We are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all Zimbabweans and work tirelessly to ensure sustainable human development.”

Khupe’s MDC-T was also cited as one of the respondents in a ConCourt application by the MDC Alliance challenging the presidential results.

The ConCourt started sitting yesterday to hear the petition.

The country has been on edge following the disputed election results, and war veterans further stoked tensions in veiled threats against the opposition on Tuesday.

Masarira, however, said there should be no lives lost over political rows, particularly on issues to do with electoral disputes.

“We are calling upon all stakeholders of Zimbabwe, that is political parties, war veterans, social movements and the electorate, to abide by the principles and values of our Constitution in our quest to foster unity in our diversity, peace and stability,” she said.

“No one deserves to die for holding a differing political opinion or to be insulted for subscribing to a different political ideology.


“We are calling for all Zimbabweans to respect the due process of the law despite the reservations some people might have. Tolerance in our diversity is key at this juncture of electoral conflict.”

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7 Comments

  1. ANORWARA UYO

  2. Yah… This is the moment when a victory can actually be bitter. All Zimbabweans should just pray…pray..and surely God will not forsake us. Marine spirits, witch doctors, goblins and all forces of darkness can not hold out against the name of Jesus. Violence and bloodshed will not save anyone from an inglorious exit. Mugabe thought he was invincible..but look at what has happened to him…
    Zimbabwe for Zimbabweans…

  3. Council workers have gone for many months without salaries. Whoever shall be the president, must fire all Harare City Council bosses who are not doing anything good. The incompetent directors should be fired.

    1. How can that President (esp if Zanu Pf)fire bosses because of that when themselves are doing the same?. Remove the perk from your eye first. The reason most institutions are failing to meet obligations is because of the general dysfunctional economy presided by the Zanu.

  4. Khupe go straight to hell wakadhakwa

  5. kid marongorongo

    nothing to write home about confused cockroach

  6. How can that President (esp if Zanu Pf)fire bosses because of that when themselves are doing the same?. Remove the perk from your eye first. The reason most institutions are failing to meet obligations is because of the general dysfunctional economy presided by the Zanu.

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