Fissures Emerge In Zimbabwe’s Opposition Political Party

Harare- As the fight in Zimbabwe’s opposition politics continue fissures are beginning to emerge in Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T.

Khupe who was recently confirmed the legitimate MDC-T president is now facing competition from reinstated party secretary general Douglas Mwonzora and chairman Morgan Komichi.

Sources close to the on-goings in the embattled opposition party confirmed to this publication that all is not well.

“As it stands there has never been cohesion between madam Khupe and the Secretary General the reason being that she (Khupe) is closely linked to Mnangagwa through Polad (a coalition of political parties that lost in the 2018 elections)”

Mwonzora is said to be campaigning in preparation of an extra-ordinary congress (EOC) to choose the MDC-T’s substantive executive.

“The structures are clear that Khupe can’t be our president because she is too compromised and they don’t even want her to remain acting president for three months, they want the EOC to be done faster,” said the source

Since the Supreme Court ruling that announced Khupe the legitimate leader of the MDC-T only Mwonzora and Komichi have been vocal raising questions over their relationship with Khupe.

Daggers have been drawn between members of the MDC-T and MDC-Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa with the former claiming that candidates who participated in the 2018 elections belonged to them.

Four legislators have since been recalled from parliament after the MDC-T said they no longer serve the interests of the party.

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