I am the MDC-T boss: declares Khupe

Dr Thokozani Khupe

Dr Thokozani Khupe

Takunda Maodza, Harare Bureau
MDC-T co-vice president Dr Thokozani Khupe yesterday insisted she is the acting president of the party, as per constitution and that anyone claiming the position was violating the rule book.

There is an ugly fight within the MDC-T over who takes over from Mr Morgan Tsvangirai who died of cancer of the colon in a South African hospital last week and was buried on Tuesday at his rural home in Buhera.

The internal fights have seen MDC-T spokesperson Mr Obert Gutu quitting the opposition outfit in which co-vice president Advocate Nelson Chamisa has claimed the throne.

The fights also manifested at the burial of Mr Tsvangirai where Dr Khupe, secretary general Mr Douglas Mwonzora and organising secretary Mr Abednigo Bhebhe were assaulted.

The violence received widespread condemnation even from MDC-T associates and sponsors.

In a statement yesterday, Dr Khupe was adamant that constitutionally she is the acting MDC-T president and not Adv Chamisa.

“Following the tragic passing on and the burial of our dear leader president Dr Morgan Richard Tsvangirai it is important that the party returns to normalcy. This can only be done if the party goes back to its constitution. It is clear from reading of clause 6.4.4.1 that among other office bearers the deputy presidents are members of the Standing Committe. However, they have to be elected by congress,” said Dr Khupe.

Adv Chamisa and Engineer Elias Mudzuri were appointed to the vice presidency by Mr Tsvangirai.

“Clause 9.2 makes provision for the duties of the deputy president. It does not make provisions for the duties of the additional deputy presidents. The deputy president in clause in clause 9.2 can only be the deputy president elected by congress. Clause 9.21.1 provides that in the event of the death of the president, the deputy president assumes the role of the acting president pending the holding of the extraordinary congress within a year,” said Dr Khupe.

She added: “The deputy president is the deputy president provided for in clause 9.2 that is to say the one elected by congress. There is therefore no role of the national council to elect an acting president because this is already provided for in the constitution. To that end I am the acting president of the MDC-T as provided for in both clause 9.2 and clause 9.21.1 of the constitution.”

Dr Khupe said any other process that sought to circumvent the operation of the constitution was null and void.

“Therefore as acting president I make the following orders: (a) That an extraordinary congress to elect a substantive president of the party should be held within a month. To that end, the secretary general is ordered in terms of clause 9.5.1 to ensure that the extraordinary congress is convened. (b)That the standing committee of the party shall convene immediately and at any rate (date) not later than Friday the 23rd of February 2018, (c) that disciplinary action be carried out against all the leaders behind violence that occurred during Dr Tsvangirai’s funeral.”

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  • Langton

    So they want to suspend Chamisa, go for congress while he is suspended, win and then face EDM and lose heavily. That would be the end of MDC…it died with Tsvangirai. We have to admit that Khupe is not popular. She is against any Alliance and MDC will be luck to get 10 seats under her leadership! Power hungry and selfish maroons!

    • Qiniso

      Its not suspending the goon. Its following the constitution period. And what will the alliance bring to the table. Welshman and Tendai went sole and they lost elections. The other so called alliance dudes are nonentity. It should also be remembered that the goon lost the secretary general position in 2014 congress.
      Vuka Langton.

      • TJINGABABILI

        CHARISMA VS BRAINS!. YES, I WAS THERE IN 2014, THEY LET HIM BELIEVE THAT THE YOUNG MAN WAS LEADING THE SG RACE! RESULTS!!!!!

      • Reason

        The constitution must be followed and if Chamisa is as popular as most of us believe then he will win. No shortcuts to power.we don’t want to create other monsters like Mugabe.Even this Zanu routine of endorsing one sole candidate before Congress thus shutting out other able and eager contestants is bad and undemocratic. In SA the ANC had 7 candidates.There are many more able people in Zanu than ED.This suppressive nonsense in Zim politics must end before this country can move forward.

      • Langton

        Biti never contested any election after he left. Plus if you look carefully at the MDC 2013 results you will see that they received a sizable number of votes which could have helped a united MDC.

    • DOG EAT DOG!

      IT’S LIKE A MONKEY AND A BABOON FIGHTING FOR JUICY FRUIT NEAR THE ZAMBEZI RIVER AND COMES THE CROCODILE WHICH KILLS BOTH ANIMALS!

    • msongelwa.

      Don’t go ahead of urself brah so you mean we breaks the laws for the benefit of winning elections definately no,if we understand politics better Thokozani Khuphe she is the acting president according to the law of the party and MDC must do away with tribalism for the them to to better on the upcoming elections, that issue who is suppose to be president in order to dislodge Zanupf from power it’s nothing but a mere excuse and a reminder to u Zanupf is now stronger than MDC judging by their support base in rural areas where our country majority people resides , Chamisa as an advocate he should know this better as he is doing opposite from what is in rule book, from there they must forge a unity for the benefit of their tattered party.

      • Langton

        You are wrong. Team Lacoste has no support especially in the Mashonaland provinces. the rural folks are not happy with how Mugabe was removed, so yes there is a chance! The MDC constitution is not very clear. It says a deputy president will take over,but there are 3 of them. Challenging the legality of the other 2 DP after 3 years is going to be a futile exercise. However I really believe they should go for congress to elect the most popular candidate at the end of the day!

    • S B DUBE

      if Khuphe is not popular …how was she elected vice president at congress ahead of Chamisa et al ?

  • DOG EAT DOG!

    EITHER WAY, MDCT HAS ALREADY LOST THE ELECTION! THEY ARE NOT SMART ENOUGH! TK SHOULD GO THE LEGAL WAY TO STOP THIS RABID CHA MISS! I BET MY LAST DOLLAR, THE GAME IS OVER!

  • EDiots

    even if Khupe declares, MDC will never be lead by a woman worse Khupe has not even one molecule of Leaershi… and thats the stubborn fact.

    • THE TRUTH

      She is an idiots. She doesn’t know that Constitutions mean nothing to Shona tribalists. She has to learn the hard way. We long told her to leave Shona things to Shonas but she wouldn’t listen. She instead thought she was the Queen of Matebeleland. She focused on attacking Welshman and all those from Mthwakazi who she saw as a threat to her Political ambitions. She had it coming!

  • QB

    Let Chamisa follow the party constitution ayeke ubuhlanya

    • ROYAL MTHWAKAZI

      Yonke ne minyaka, yenu Khuphe no Tswangirayi wakhe bekayilandela yini le Constitution asethetha ngayo?

  • Musorobhangu(G40)

    Now suddenly this silly woman is now the leader,but she wasn’t attending any party meetings but going to parliament….Silly woman,without the povo behind you ,you are just a useless leader. Just a week ago,you went to Cape Town to attend a dubious meeting but failed to see your leader in hospital,then went back to collect his body…SHAME

  • Malume Makhovula

    GOGO baza ku nanka….shuwa….bazakunaka…akuyekele lokhu..bamnanka umaKHUPHE bamnanka …bazakunanka JOE

    • Simon

      Hambo kaka wena uphisiwe. Lento oy’khulumayo ay’zwakali mani

  • Nkunzemnyama

    Did ED and General Chiwenga bring with them ice cream on their first and last visit to Tsvangirai. Strange visit that !!!!

    • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

      What an idiotic useless comment, what does your comment benefit people, what idea of development can one get from your comment. Utsheko, shame.

      • Nkunzemnyama

        Utsheko ngumsunu kanyoko

        • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

          Ok’salayo iqiniso ulizwile, your coming back spitting vitriol ukaka, shows the characters of the people who raised you and where you were raised. Wakhuliswa lihlala ndawonye libanengi, ogogo, omamncane, osisi, o Auntie and they all had prostitution as their favourite profession. Wakhuliswa ngemali yobufebe, uhlala lama khikhitha.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Go and fuck your mum if it makes you feel better swina-ndini. Umntwana wezihlahla. Mdidi kanyoko.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Just because wakhuliswa endlini where you were taught the art of dodging flying empty beer bottles and using the Okapi at a tender age, doesn’t make you a bully. Msun’kanyoko is a word that you used to share freely and would be exchanged especially at meal times libanga amagwadla lamacimbi, that ugogo wakho would have brought from ukufeba ekhaya.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Buyela ekhaya , usuke komalume malebe kanyoko.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Entlek omalume wakho mara bayifundisa inhlamba nje kuphela, wemadoda. Kuyo vuk’ uMageba inkosi yakwaZulu. So are you already surviving on ukubamba inkunzi or you have graduated to be a tout at Egodini or MSN Taxi rank in Jozi. But you sound like a useless good for nothing Makokoba guy just waiting for the day of his demise whilst living on begging for alcohol and paying old dirty Makokoba prostitutes for pleasure. Unanzelele ungakhetshi unyoke lonke lidakiwe wena slimandini.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            NOT even reading your rubbish.tserk gololikanyoko elivuza uyazi.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Hambotshetshel’ unyoko seqedil’ ukukaka, wena mntanes’febe.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Uyihlo wa widthdrawer too late to serve your bitch mother the agony of 9 months. You are a PIG.msthanyoko .

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Have always wondered were and how your mom got the virus, she’s an od prostitute and should know better about diseases. Didn’t know she let’s her clients use the withdrawal method, what a silly and dull old woman.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Hambokhotha amalebe kanyoko Mntwanesfebe.Usuthi wule .Vele uyazi leNdebele le swina akuhambisani. Mbumbu kanyoko.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Ngingu Cetshwayo ka Godlwayo, ngiphuma Kwadukuza enatali mfanakithi, kula ng’khona. Utsheko lwako lolo, akuyekuthi unyoko akutshetshele

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Bamba uyekhwela unyoko, nogogo nabo dadewenu njenge silo langakini. Edliwa zimpethu uphila mntwanenja.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Igolo likanyoko livuza igazi none stop!!!!

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Mdidi kanyoko ovuleke okwefastela.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Sakwenza isalukazi lesiya esingu gog’ wakho eskukhulisa sikufunza inhlamba. Worse still sasithi ma ses’dakwe yithothotho sihlale ibheya sithi usigele inzinza.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Malebe kanyoko angangendlebe zedonki.

          • Galveston

            “Gentlemen, gentlemen ….. cut out the crude insults. It seems so childish and takes up so much platform space !!

          • Nkunzemnyama

            You are right. Thanks. Had obviously posted an innocent comment,,,, and lelivezandlebe lomgodoyi, just unprovoked called me names.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Kuyo vuk’ uMageba inkosi yakwaZulu. Surviving on ukubamba inkunzi or you have graduated to be a tout at Egodini or MSN Taxi rank in Jozi. But you sound like a useless good for nothing Makokoba guy just waiting for the day of his demise whilst living on begging for alcohol and paying old dirty Makokoba prostitutes for pleasure. Unanzelele ungakhetshi unyoko or udadewenu, lonke lidakiwe wena slimandini.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Complete wasted sperm, should have been flushed down the toilet . Boloyihlo.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Saphambanisa kakhulu isalukazi sikagog’wakho esas’donsa amalebe ukhangele wena mtshazana.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Wawa ngekhanda njengesdonkana ngqwatshi kanyoko.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Hambo gela unyoko logog’wakho inzinza lezo ezimhlophe. Kanti bafeba kanjani inzinza zimhlophe, wubani olesisibindi sokuhlokozana lesitho esenyanyekayo kanjena. Ya it’s either uyagela lezonzinza or ufa yindlala, angithi bakugcinile bakukhulisa ngemali yobuhotsha/yobufebe.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Gololikanyoko elilobomvu pasi

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Unyoko udunusile njengoba ng’khuluma e Manor Hotel uyaphanda. Asikho kuphanda lokho, yibufebe, yikuba liwule lothuvi lokho unyoko ayikho khona as we speak

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Mdidi kanyoko onukayo.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Your mom is at Manor Hotel, your granny is at Big bar, your sister is at Waverly and your aunts are at Pub Lagondola. Izifebe zakini zonke ziyibambile i Bulawayo, zizekelwa ama $ 5.00 lama R50.00. Shame umndeni wamakhikhitha.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Tshela unyoko anwaye umsunu ngoba uyalulama.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Why don’t you ask yourself why not even a single lady is present in your home right now. Bading’ imali ngemdidi edolobheni, bayoza sokusile

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Unyoko kalagolo, ulomgodi we Wenela.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Unyoko ulalo na, lonelo eselavuthuzwa yiloba nguphi umatshayinyoka wase makokoba, bemzekela ama R5.00 awokuthi lidle isinkwa.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Akusela mahluko phakathi kwegolo lomdidingendaba yokuhotsha kukanyoko.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Kungayisi bufebe buka nyoko e Big Bar ngabe lesinkwa lakhula lingasazi. Unyoko ezekisa ukuze lidle. Ezekisa labo masawa ukuze lithole iLacto yokudla endlini wena mdidikanyoko.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Wakhwela yinja yomlungu unyoko emakhitshini kwazalwa wena, mntwane wule lothuvi. Msunukanyoko.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Haha emakhitshini lapho onyok’ ababefeba khona and did your prostitute mom tell you that your father was a gardener from malawi

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Mdidi kanyoko.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Msathanyoko

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Unyoko wakhwela yinja

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Vele abantu bakini abafazi bakhona bonke bazekwa yizinja as prt of the rituals of ukubaqinisa emisebenzini yabo yobufebe. Liyamangaza njani lani lina bantu be Malawi

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Dededendini msunukanyoko.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Wazalwa wahlala too long WITHOUT attendance,,,,,unyoko egijimela ebhawa .

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Wena did you get attendance??
            Ugog’ wakho babemzekela in the same room where you were as a toddler. On the same floor whilst onyoko bezekisa e Manor lase Waverly.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Ingqwatshi yakuphambanisa ikhanda mntwane wule.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Bring it on msatanyoko, wena owakhula ubuka isitho sikanyoko ehleli ibheya. Uqala ukwazi ukuthi isitho somafazi silenzinza, wawubona imbumbu kanyoko ehleli ibheya ngama pants agcwel’ imbobo.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Msunukanyoko

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            I’m done engaging you wena mntanewule, same way like how amadoda e Manor are done fcking your sisters cousins and aunts. Whatever you shall say will be of no use, like igolo likagog’ wakho eselaphela inzinza ngokuhlokozwa kokuphela emabhawa. Liyophila ngani umndeni wenu since amawule othuvi lawo engasela market.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Mdidi kanyoko

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Ukuqala kwakho ukwazi ukuthi imbumbu igonjolozelwe zinzinza, wabona igolo likanyoko ehleli ibheya edakiwe, evela zekisa ebhawa. Ukuthi umuntu ma esemdala inzinza zibamhlophe, watshengiswa ngugog’ wakho mhla ecela ukuthi umgele inzinza zakhe ezimhlophe.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Amalebe kanyoko angangendlebe zedonki Brahma.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Unyoko sowagula all types of isiiki, ezekisela ukuthola imali yokuthi alondle lin’ abantwana bakhe abangazi oyise. It’s now your turn to take care of the Old prostitute, manje njengoba uz’ philela ngokusetsha egodini, unyoko athini phoo?? Abuyele futhi esiwuleni??

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Mdidi kanyoko

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Kanti manje untshontshelani ma usehluleka ukuthola i $ 20.00 yokuthi unyoko ayelatshwa isiiki eClinic.
            Odadewenu bazuzani ngobufebe ma labo behamba amalebe egcwel’ izilonda besehluleka ukayalatshwa i Syphilis e Clinic??

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Unyoko akavale umdidi.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Unyoko udunusile e Manor as we speak why don’t you go tell her ukuthi avale owake, worse njani owakhe ulez’londa

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Malebe kanyoko.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Unyoko kaselawo amalebe, adliwa ngama STDs.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Msunukanyoko swina-ndini.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            haha, awukaqalisi mntanekhikhitha, ngiyokutshela zigcwale uze ukhuz’ unyoko ame uk’zekisa.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Mdidi kanyoko olempethu.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Saveza sikayihlo esesaqedwa yiSiiki ayiphathelwa ngunyoko emabhawa.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Mbumbu kanyoko

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Izulu liyana mihlalemihla lezinsuku, kujabul’ isizwe kukhale unyoko labodadewenu, phela bona kabenelisi ukuya dayis’ imdidi ma lisina as the bars will be empty. Liyobulawa yindlala bantwabamakhikhitha, kade liphila ngemali yobufebe.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Malebe kanyoko.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Uphange ucele unyokop akwazise uyihlo, phela angavuka ebulewe emabhawa ngenxa yobufeke, ufe ungamazi uyihlo. But obviously it was on e of her clients eBig Bar emakokoba.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Umsununu kanyoko ulenga uthinte phansi.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Ndoda ma uyindoda nempela try and work hard so that unkosikazi wakho angakhulisi abantwabenu ngokuthengisa umdidi njengogo’wabo, ngisho isalukazi sewule lothuvi esingu nyoko.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Unyoko ungena eskhathini ngobomvu.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Unyoko ucine nini ukumgela inzinza??
            Unyoko uyawula but can’t afford ama sanitary pads, umsebenzi yikuhamba imbumb’ ipakitshw’ amalembu lama tissue.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Mdidi kanyoko onukayo .

          • Cetshwayo kCaGodlwayo Original

            Okanyoko olama stitches from an operation after being ravaged by herpes and syphilis.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Ngqwatshi kanyoko.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Unyoko umunwe usemdidini as we speak, she’s scratching, umdidi uyaluma ugcwel’ iz’londa le rash ngenxa yemisebenzi yokuzekana lez’bhonda Erenkini edinga imali. Yena she says uyaphanda, I say liwule lothuvi.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Malebe kanyoko afana lephaphu.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Mdidi kanyoko

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Ubulawa yisizungu coz uwedwa endlini as we speak. Phela wena usetsha izikhwama egodini emini, now omasalu labodadewenu sebephumile sebeyethengisa imdidi eWaverly Hotel. Bayaphenduka kusihlwa imtshaza imanzi amagolo enuka emumeth’ amaSperms.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Malebe kanyoko.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            What can you expect from umntanekhikhitha, umuntu owazalelwa esiwuleni. The little brat thinks because he was taught inhlamba in their home where there would brawl over amagwadla that his granny would have gotten from prostituting her old crevice, makes him a bully.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Wakhula ufunzwa inhlamba ngumasgogo wakho owayelikhikhitha lothuvi

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Ng’qedile ngawe mntane khikhitha, mntakanondindwa.

          • Cetshwayo kaGodlwayo Original

            Do you even know how to read, angithi you were already owning your own Okapi in grade 3, whilst other kids were learning how to read.

      • Meredith Moyo

        Chetshwayo and Nkungemnyama munonyadzisa. Yindaba kuita kunge hamuna maturity. Stop abusing each other . Editor please remove these insults from your beloved paper.

  • TJINGABABILI

    WHO EVER COMES ON TOP IN AN EXTRAORDINARY CONGRESS Has MY support as long as there are no terrorist activities involved!

    • zibulo

      sisonke mfo , and hopefully all accept transparent elections

  • Shlama

    Does chronicle edit comments? Inhlamba ezilapha ziyenyanyeka

    • Chanagamire Dombo

      Even your disgusting name should be edited out.

  • Wellington

    Let whoever wins fairly in the congress contest in the general elections

  • Bongani mthethwa

    ZANUPF is saying `never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake`-Napoleon.
    The minister responsible for political parties should intervene and ask top party leaders to elect a president on go with the constition of the MDC-T to see who is senior among the 3 who was appointed first or last due to the bad character of those who came first first.

  • Qiniso

    @Chronicle – plse censor Nkunzemnyama. This dude is too vulgar. Lets agree to disagree but desist from using such strong vulgar language.

  • Maphila Samuel Nhlabatsi

    At the end of the day, if you can’t discern the difference between real life and videos games or movies – it’s not the video game or movies at fault, you’ve got bigger issues.

  • TJINGABABILI

    DE JURE YOU ARE! BUT DE FACTO CHAMISA IS. BOTH OF YOU MUST SIT FOR THE GOOD OF THE PARTY OR ELSE MDC T AS WE KNOW IS FINISHED. MARK MY WORDS ED IS WINNING HANDS DOWN.

  • sodindo

    Khuphe is irrelevant,what i know is lets wait for elections this woman will be thrown into a dustbin.Her behaviour doesnt look like that of an educated person,she has been boycotting meetings since the alliance issue was mooted.What a coward worthless woman.My advice to her is she has no stake in Matebeleland and has no influence.It was indeed an error to elect such a vice president.

  • Mthwakazian

    I read just three sentences and didn’t waste my time going further than that. It is all nonsense.

    • ROYAL MTHWAKAZI

      This is stuff that’s not meant for intellectual midgets. I am glad you quickly realised your limitations!!