Khupe’s MDC-T Holds Extraordinary Congress

MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora and human rights activist Linda Masarira are expected to participate at the extraordinary congress of a breakaway MDC faction led by expelled deputy president Thokozani Khupe.


According to a list of contestants seen by this paper, a number of candidates eyeing top posts will battle it out at the event that has been slated for Stanley Square today.

The congress will be held under the theme: “Building a New Zimbabwe anchored on constitutionalism, the rule of law, tolerance, love, peace and solidarity.”

Organisers said about 3 000 delegates, including those from other opposition parties, are expected to attend.

Reports indicated that Mwonzora, who has appeared to be part of the MDC president Nelson Chamisa camp, might cross the floor to the Khupe camp where he is set to battle out with human rights activist Nixon Nyikadzino and lawyer Anorld Tsunga for the secretary-general post.

On the other hand, Masarira who is unchallenged on the nomination list, will fill up the party’s spokesperson post while Obert Gutu is eyeing the deputy presidency post together with Elias Mudzuri. Contacted for comment, Mudzuri distanced himself from the congress saying curtly: “I am not aware of that congress, I am only hearing it from you and how do I become part of something that I am not aware of.”

Mwonzora declined to comment.


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