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MDC Alliance MPs walk out on Khupe

by Staff reporter
28 Oct 2020 at 06:35hrs | Views
THE circus within the opposition MDC continued yesterday when MDC Alliance MPs walked out on MDC-T interim leader Thokozani Khupe as she made her maiden speech in Parliament.

Khupe, who recently bounced back to the National Assembly as a proportional representative MP after her recall on MDC Alliance MPs, was cheered by Zanu-PF MPs throughout her speech.

All the MPs from the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance stood up and walked out as Deputy Speaker Tsitsi Gezi recognised her during a debate on the State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Emmerson Mnangagwa last Thursday.

MDC Alliance legislators last Thursday also boycotted Mnangagwa's speech as they have done so since the 2018 disputed elections claiming Chamisa was robbed of his victory by the incumbent.

Khupe and Chamisa have been fighting for control of the main opposition.

The position was left vacant following the February 2018 death of founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

The two have taken each other to the courts on numerous occasions but Khupe has had the last laugh after the Supreme Court in March granted her interim stewardship of the feuding opposition.

Chamisa and his MDC claim President Mnangagwa was manipulating the courts to grant favourable judgments to his MDC rival.

Source - newzimbabwe