A faction of the MDC led by Thokozani Khupe is accusing its colleagues-turned-rivals of embarking on a campaign to destabilise its outreach programmes ahead of the forthcoming elections.
Party’s spokesperson Linda Masarisa said they were told in no uncertain terms that their campaign teams would face dire consequences.
Meanwhile, the hearing of the contest over ownership of the MDC-T claimed by Mr Nelson Chamisa and Dr Thokozani Khupe, who are fighting over the party’s name, symbols and logo, failed to kick off yesterday at the High Court after the judge recused himself.
The matter was referred back to Judge President George Chiweshe for reallocation.
Bulawayo High Court judge Justice Martin Makonese who was supposed to preside over the case, recused himself after lawyers representing the Chamisa-led camp raised allegations against him. Dr Khupe’s deputy, Mr Obert Gutu, said Mr Chamisa’s camp made serious allegations against the judge whom they accused of being aligned to Zanu-PF and therefore likely to make a biased judgment.