By Irvin Sibanda
MDC-T acting President Thokozani Khupe has presided over a Standing Committee at the Harvest House in Harare where key appointments were made to replace party members who have chosen to side with MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa.
The Khupe camp was holding its first meeting at the citadel of opposition politics in Zimbabwe since they took over the building from the Chamisa camp on 4th June.
According to an announcement made to the media by MDC-T Secretary-General Douglas Mwonzora, Engineer Elias Mudzuri is now the party’s Deputy National Chairperson.
Shakespeare Mukoyi is now the Chairperson of the Youth Assembly. Mukoyi, who was the leader of the feared Vanguard militant youth group, replaces Happymore Chidziva who chose to support Chamisa.
Another appointment announced by Mwonzora is the position of Secretary for Elections, which is now with Manasa Tsvangirai, brother to the late MDC founding President Morgan Tsvangirai.
Tsvangirai will be deputized by Mudzingwa.
Meanwhile, Mwonzora told the media that the Chamisa camp continues underrating them at their own expense.
“They said we would never occupy the Harvest House, but look where we are. They said we would never win the court cases, but what happened? They said we would never recall MPs, but look, we just recalled some four legislators,” Mwonzora said.
Mwonzora also explained that the Harvest House is owned by the MDC-T.
Khupe also told the media that she is now the leader of the main opposition party in Zimbabwe together with its 103 legislators.
She explained that the Supreme Court of 31st March reversed both her own Extraordinary in 2018 in Bulawayo, and the Gweru Congress convened by Chamisa in May 2019.
Watch her speak in the video below:
More details to follow… – Zimbabwe Voice