(Last Updated on November 15, 2020 by GERALD NCUBE)
ZIMBABWE – The drama continues to unfold in the Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T party, as the National Council moved to expel one of the presidential candidates, Abednico Bhebhe from the party – he is being accused of “supporting another political party other than the MDC-T.”
Bhebhe was locked in a hot contest with Thokozani Khupe, Douglas Mwonzora and Morgan Komichi to replace the late Morgan Tsvangirai as the party’s leader.
Last week, reports emerged that Bhebhe was leading the nomination race in Bulawayo. He was said to have got 170 votes while Khupe got 35 and Mwonzora only managed to get 7.
Komichi and Mudzuri are said to have failed to get even a single vote.
However, on 11 November, Mwonzora acting in his capacity as the party’s Secretary General wrote a memo suspending the nomination process in other provinces.
In the said memo, Mwonzora also advised that no nominations were to go on until the National Council gives the “necessary directions.”
Another memo dated 14 November was circulated advising that the National Council had expelled Bhebhe from the party.
It further said the Council had resolved to nominate Khuphe, Mwonzora, Mudzuri and Komichi to contest for the presidency of the party.