Thokozani Khupe has decided to use her newly acquired position to hit back at her ex-lover, Gideon Shoko through recalling him from the Senate.
Shoko was Bulawayo Metropolitan senator and was expelled on Wednesday with other seven legislators.
According to well-placed sources, Shoko and Khupe had a romantic relationship some years ago which led to the birth of a girl.
Khupe, a former senior official in the ZCTU with late MDC founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai, left the labour group with other leaders 1999 to form MDC.
It was during the time Shoko is said to have sired a daughter with the now opposition leader.
MDC-T deputy spokesperson Khaliphani Phugeni dismissed the allegations.
“These recalls have nothing to do with Khupe as they are decided at party level. So far many MPs and senators have been recalled regardless of past relationships,” he said.
Khupe’s fights with Shoko first came to the public domain in 2017 when she clashed with the late MDC-T founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai who snubbed her to appoint then national executive member Shoko to the Senate to replace the late Victor Mapungwana.
The move was inspite of a reported spirited attempt by Khupe then Tsvangirai’s deputy, to block the appointment of Shoko.