Dickson Manyudza Jasi | “Thokozani Khupe is all over social media today as “victim of violence”. Lets not have short memories. In Oct 2015 Morgan Tsvangirai failed to attend the funeral of his former Deputy Minister of Youth and Indigenisation, Thamsanqa Mahlangu, having travelled all the way to Byo for the funeral. Tsvangirai’s intelligence uncovered that the same “Saint Khupe” had hired thugs to beat him up at the funeral and decided to stay put at his hotel instead,” he said.
“Today we hear Thokozani Khupe is a victim of violence when she is the “Grandmother of violence”. This is the same Khupe who spent the last 8 months not talking to Tsvangirai, nor visiting him in hospital nor attending any party meetings, having refused to accept a party decision who now wants to take centre stage at the burial of the same person she loathed. Total hypocrite!! even if we go to congress she will not win.”
Thokozani Khupe has since the launch of the MDC Alliance not been attending MDC-T standing committee, national executive and national council meetings, citing security concerns since her assault by suspected rowdy party youths in Bulawayo last year.
She even refused to meet Tsvangirai at his Highlands home to discuss the matter in September last year.
Dube defended his boss, saying she was not opposed to the MDC Alliance and was not boycotting meetings of the party, but instead was opposed to dictatorship exhibited by her late boss in inking the alliance deal.
“What Dr Thokozani Khupe is against is the unilateralism in decision-making. In principle, she has agreed to the alliance, but this needed to be thrashed by parties. There was no need for people to go under the cover of darkness and thrash out a document without involving everyone. That document by now is still not in the public and has never been discussed by the MDC-T national council,” he said.