Khupe threatens to recall Chamisa from Parly

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Leonard Ncube, Victoria Falls Reporter
FIRED MDC-T deputy president Dr Thokozani Khupe yesterday described the party’s acting president, Mr Nelson Chamisa as power hungry leader who was elevated to the helm of the party through mobocracy.

Addressing a small crowd here, Dr Khupe also taunted Mr Chamisa for hiring crowds to his rallies.  She insisted that her grouping was the original MDC-T, threatening to recall Mr Chamisa from Parliament in the event that the courts reverse her ejection from the august House.

Dr Khupe was on Thursday expelled from Parliament after the MDC-T wrote to the Speaker saying she no longer represented their interests.

She said she was on the ground drumming up support ahead of their congress next week to select a new leader.

“I was elected deputy president in 2006, 2011 and 2014 where the congress unanimously endorsed me.

“As such we remain the original MDC and we are going to call for an extraordinary congress on April 21 where a leader will be elected. Right now we are busy going around drumming up support for the congress and as acting president I have declared interest for election. I could hire crowds like them but that is only mobocracy and it doesn’t vote, such people don’t vote,” said Dr Khupe.

“I will remain resolute. They have made me stronger and they can’t break my spirit. I can’t be fired by them, how do you fire somebody who is not with you?

“We stated categorically on March 18 that we dissociate ourselves with the Chamisa group when they deviated from the constitution. It’s possible for me to recall them because I am the leader of the original MDC but we can’t talk about that now since we are waiting for the appeal which I have instructed my lawyers to file today,” she said, in an interview after the event.

Dr Khupe accused Parliament of meddling into MDC-T politics against its mandate.

This, she said, was evidenced by the acceptance by the National Assembly of Adv Chamisa’s letter to recall her and the allocation of $1.8 million to MDC-T account in the midst of internal fights.

“I wrote a letter to the Speaker of Parliament telling him we have leadership problems hence the House should not accept any correspondence from any of us without consulting the other.

“I did the same in relation to the Political Finances but to my surprise some money was deposited into the account of MDC-T. I phoned the Clerk of Parliament because the Speaker (Adv Jacob Mudenda) was on leave and we have communicated with the Ministry of Justice demanding our share. We had already opened a bank account which we initially didn’t have and our lawyers are already working on an urgent appeal,” fumed Dr Khupe.

She said precedence was set when Mr Tendai Biti left MDC-T to form the People’s Democratic Party and still received similar funds.

“When Biti split the money was shared. Why not this time? Is it because Khupe is a woman or because she comes from a different region? The Biti issue set precedence.

“I have been treated unfairly and am not getting protection from anyone while Chamisa is being protected by the system. That’s why I am sticking to the constitution. What Parliament did is not acceptable and it’s evident that the system is taking sides because how can Parliament decide on the fate of a political party’s members,” she added.

The party expelled Dr Khupe and her allies Messrs Abednico Bhebhe and Obert Gutu who were organising secretary and national spokesperson respectively before recalling her. — @ncubeleon

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  • Concerned

    Good lucky Khupe! As for me I wait and see.No member of Parliament recalled either from ZANU pf or MDC has ever successfully challenged the recall at law since 1980.You will be the first one.Playing woman and regionalism will not gain you sympathy. Politics is for the mob in case you didn’t know.Iam surprised how Khupe is failing to read the mood on the ground in politics after all these years under Tsvangirai!

    • Sandura1

      She is being stubborn for nothing. Too emotional, no common sense.

      • QB

        Khupe was unfairly treated just like your sekuru . You will soon know that it is easy to get but to keep or maintain is no man’s joke. All those who took short cuts to lead will not be able to lead for a term or two because of the pressure from those who lifted them. When man lifts up obvious he gets tired and let down but as for a destined elevation, there is heavenly force that holds and it doesn’t get tired. Look at Mandela, Khamas and Obama etc

        • Mike Baramasimbe

          I don’t believe ukhulu Matibili was unfairly treated; it was a clear case of chickens coming home to roost! On the other hand, mam’Khupe was overlooked because she’s a woman from a minority ethnic group and that’s stone-age behaviour and uncceptable!!!

          • Bth

            not true , she sidelined herself.

        • Sobhuza

          How was She unfairly treated even During MT’s time she was sulking and not attending meetings. Was against the coliation. and she goes on and do exactly what she was against and merge with Mujuru. what does she really want. And now she springs and say she is the leader. Nero tried to engage her she refused.

          • N. Sithole

            I can’t agree with you more. Khuphe’s fight is not a fight for constitutionalism. She is so opposed to the alliance she would rather destroy the opposition movement to have her way. In this fight she has so eloquently invoked tribalism that she has managed to gain sympathy from some people. Kambe abantu bengathi bebulala imamba wena uthi ozibani angifuni ukuthi basincedise ekuyibulaleni ngoba bake basibalekela? What kind of logic is that?

          • Bth

            true

          • Ex Bosso Supporter

            Thokozani Khupe seriously needs some butt fattening injections, her behind is not impressive enough for her to rule.

        • Njube Bouncer

          I thought he was married with kids

        • Ex Bosso Supporter

          Thokozani Khupe seriously needs some butt plumping injections, her behind is not big enough for her to rule.

  • Gabarinocheka

    Khupe is right….

    • Gatsheni

      Uright wena Gaba

  • Sandura1

    She is questioning how can Chamisa could fire her when she is not with them but she wants to recall Chamisa. How does that work. Now I am not really sure wha Ms Khuphe wants. Does she want political power or to remove Zanu from power. She is wasting energy and effort outside the opposition agenda. Ncube and Biti tried it but they went back running and nothing had changed and nobody missed them. My advice to Khuphe is for her to leave that Priscilla Zodwa Wa Bantu alone. She is going to confuse her.

    • Cetshwayo

      Usangene ikhanda wena slima, uyakhohlwa ukuthi loyo Khamisa wenu loyo, was not even elected by congress. Because of the greed of Shonas for power, u could not stomach seeing a Ndebele woman assume power. UPriscilla ngimthanda ukufa. Iqhawekazi likaMthwakazi, ungalingi ulithinte

      • malume Makhovula

        You are Tribalistic and behind, angazi ukuthi uliNdebele elinjani ……dont you see ukuthi uKHUPHE is in the wrong…..she is greedy and this is the package of greedness…KHUPHE is very devisive she is causing hatred …soon ndebele will kill one onother to sleep with this KHUPHE MADAM

        • Cetshwayo

          Go vote with the Shonas and be second best to them and they will continue giving each other jobs at your doorstep that is if u are a true Ndebele, not those shonas who stay in Mthwakazi and now think they are Ndebele. Me and my household we shall not vote for these parties aboKhamisa or whatever u call them, they don’t care abt Mthwakazi..they care about being in power using us

          • Bth

            wasted votes and wasted minds , it was better to keep shut your mouth

        • Mthwakazian

          Uyahlanya wena tshona lothuvi. Khuphe would stick to her guns and disrupt your establishment. She may have the small numbers in rallies. It is those small numbers that will prevent Tshamisa from gettyto 50%+1 and for the next government.

          • Bth

            dont think you know better than others , njalo ungathethisi , abakoMthwakazi abanzi njengawe

          • Prince Maphosa

            Even if Chamisa loose wat will Khupe gain

      • Bth

        shame on you cetshwayo , you are doomed to fail , ngiyakuzwela , learn to follow the winds of change

        • Mkhululi

          Thokozani Khupe seriously needs some butt fattening injections, her behind is not big enough for her to rule..

      • Prince Maphosa

        Wena nguwe umuntu ongazi lutho dinga u lwazi hayi ukuluma njee

  • Trotsky

    categorically khuphe you only want your share of the money ,categorically u want the speaker of parly to accept your letter when you categorically state that he should not accept any correspondence without the two of you presnt categorically i rest my case

    • Muzondo Muzhumbu

      Its kategotikari kkkkk not categorically

      • Mkhululi

        Thokozani Khupe seriously needs some butt fattening injections, her behind is not big enough for her to rule.

  • Cetshwayo

    Khupe we are behind you as a people of Mthwakazi, we must not continue to play second fiddle to Shonas and their tribal and corrupt systems and dirty politics. Aluta continua. Vuka Mthwakazi. We are a people too. They can make jokes about you, I mean the Shonas on this forum, but the ones that are not intoxicated by the toddler Chamisa know and accept the truth… I salute u MaKhupe

    • kuzaphela

      We?? Wothi I
      uKhupe ulele lo. Hanti uzabona lawe futhi uzamkhohlwa

    • Bismak

      You are you,yourself not we.You do not represent me and others. Do not mislead this poor woman. Ukasekerera benzi richimama paruzhinji,rinogumisira rabuditsa nematumbu.Ps advise her properly!

    • Bth

      learn to represent your self mfana kithi

  • Mike Babamasimbe

    Yes, you can easily recall the over-exuberant Nelson from parliament, mam’Khupe. You are the authentic leader of the MDC, according to the undoctored constitution of the MDC T. You can’t be denied the MDC presidency by the clearly and unashamedly tribalistic and misogynistic hoodlums on the basis of ethnicity and gender-this is also in violation of the national constitution. As per my advice izolo, promptly fire uBhoyibhoyi lowo and all the rebel MPs backing him from the party and recall the whole crazy bunch from parliament!! Why are you dithering, mamazala?

    • Bth

      parliament for how many months , does it matter

  • Bismak

    hey,come to think of it,who does not want power.who is not power hungry.why are you crying?you were overtaken because you were not hungry enough.you are also power hungry but you were simply dribbled.you are losing all the way because in your blind hunger you can not see reality.that court case you are going to lose,worse you are a bad and emotional loser.you are not flexible and strategic.you could have negotiated a better deal like Mudzuri

    • Mike Baramasimbe

      Strategic? Do you seriously expect a victim of juvenile and cobra chichanery to just give in and be ‘flexible and strategic’ in response to wamba dia ‘mamba’ machinations? Sizoyicela sivuthiwe, mfowethu!!

      • Bismak

        yes,that way she could live to fight another day.in war retreat is a strategy!.why do you have to be crushed in a situation you can not win?retreat regroup and fight another day.but she is a fool, with foolish advisers!

  • MSAKANDA

    Someone is Afraid Khupe

    • Ex Thokozani Khupe Supporter

      I guess we can assume that he can’t swim.

      • Bth

        no one is afraid of Khuphe , but we are saying we should devote our energy to finishing off the zanu fraudsters

        • Ex Thokozani Khupe Supporter

          You’re very right

  • malume Makhovula

    when Biti split he had MPs in Parliament….But Madam your split has no one in the house and you are not also in the house…what do you want money for …if you are no power hungry tell me …what are you showing to the world…one of the most greediest women on earth and in africa…pushing around man for money

  • malume Makhovula

    VERY soon matebeleland will be devided and nothing shall come out of this Region…Dabengwa broke out of Zanu and nothing is coming out of HIM. NCUBE WELSHMEN did so and devided the ndebele vote what then came out…only ZANU winning by NCUBE and SIMBA MAKONI…now KHUPHE doing the same Kant kuyini okukini lina bantu besintwini…koBULAWAYO you mudered one onother like the IRAQ people only for KHUPHE tell me you people HOW LONG WILL YOU FIGHT YOUR OWN BROTHER OVER THIS KHUPHE…spil blood over KHUPHE….that not being NDEBELE …thats not Being NDEBELE…thats not BEING NDEBELE…let KHUPHE fight her wars with CHAMISA alone. She started it she will finish it alone. Let her not take along the whole NDEBELE clan for her selfish ambitions. She does not represent the people of MAt but she is representing herself…she was in GVT what did she do?

  • Prince Maphosa

    Your problem Khupe when ever u start talking u talk about tribal ang gender stop your tribilism talk something with sense

    • silungisn

      In Buhere ..Ben-10 supporters started calling Miss Thokozani Khuphe a Dissident she must go back to Matebeland…..who triggered this noise …EWE…?…

      • Ex-Thokozani Khupe supporter

        Go and take another revealing selfie and make yourself feel better.

        • silungisn

          You utters rubbish. .stupid Swina lo Thuvi

          • Ex-Thokozani Khupe supporter

            I wouldn’t wait 5 minutes for her.

          • Ex-Thokozani Khupe supporter

            I am not a fan of his but she is always pictured with her kids.

    • Bth

      true that, thina asiku support lokho we are all zimabweans fighting zanu pf fraudsters who change colours like chameleons.On the 6th of November 2017 , all provinces had endorsed grace for VP , on the 15th of November they endorse mnangagwa , can you trust such people

  • Maqhawe Khezwana

    We just tired of all this nonsense, just quit and let the big boys play.

  • benjamin

    Does this represent the death of the only party in Zim ever to pose a threat to ZANU PF? Is there any possibility of a significant MDC after the elections in August? Has the MDC lost it’s course? Is this still about fighting for a Democratic and well managed Zimbabwe? Does it make sense jostling for the party’s leadership when elections are only 3 months away? Is this still about the MDC and Zimbabwe or is it now a game of pulling each other down, that is, if I go down, you have to come down too??

    • Bth

      true my friend

  • Ex- Thokozani Khupe Supporter

    Thokozani Khupe seriously needs some butt plumping injections, her behind is not big enough for her to rule.

  • Major Musango

    Go Hang MaKhupe ….

  • Bigegg Moyo

    Masango yana kini egangeni uyezibophela. Makhovula hamba uyefinya. You seem to panic of Dr. Thoko why? Because.she is in the original mdct the constitutional one. She has power to expel those with dual or more party memberships like the 7 Alliance group. Khupe don’t join anything stand firm. Even if Amandebele bethengisa abakubo njengo Enos Nkala, ungesabi thina sesiku joyina ke manje. Ngoba wena ufela iqiniso. You have to get money loba kubazwisa ubuhlungu. Ungaphumi eParly nguwe nguwe. Bangaze bakhulume bathini hlala ukhona vele sebejayele ukudelela Amandebele. I dictatorship, lamanga akhe, yikho phela iSibangilizwe wathi amanga wawezwa ehwatshwa eWhite City Stadium, lo Jabulani Sibanda wathi Manga. Ukhetho lwe backdoor, lwesikaphekaphe nge National Committee why? Ubutsotsi kuphela. Nxa lina liyi ex- Khupe lisakhulumani ngo Khupe. Yekelani thina esimthandayo sikhulume. Khuphe vuka Xotsha amatsotsi, Gcina ibizo le party yethu, bona kabahambe ku Alliance yabo. Wothi baphangise bakunike imali ye party yethu sifuna ukukampeina manje. Come on Gutu, Mguni, Bhebhe, Moyo…lathi sikhona.
    Phambili ngo Dr Khupe.

    • Bth

      lina yini elikhuluma ngathi , njalo zikhulumele ungakhulumeli wonke amaNdebele , mina i have good relations with everyone in Zimabwe including Zanu pf fraudsters abantshontsha imali bayo thenga 15 million t-shirts caps stc.Abathenga ama second hand europlanes , shuwa shuwa this is madness njalo bafuna umgwaqo wakhiwe in two days from beitbridge to chirundu.Lani bantu baka khuphe lets join together to remove zanu

    • Mkhululi

      Well, Thokozani Khupe seriously needs some butt fattening injections, her behind is not big enough for her to rule.

  • Tsumele Masenyane

    In 2005 when the top leadership from Matebeleland broke away from Tsvangirayi over senatorial elections, umaKhupe didn’t see anything wrong with that,she didn’t talk about constitutionalism then because she benefitted from the late Gibson Sibanda departure. To make matters worse,she ingages a lawyer,Lovemore Madhuku who recently joined MDC Alliance! It doesn’t get any crazier than that. Abednigo Bhebhe has one foot back in the MDC Alliance according to reliable sources. UmaKhupe has been a legislator for some years and she should know parliament is an autonomous body. There are certain things you can do in parliament that you would otherwise not be able to do elsewhere! If she needs to be serious,leave MDC totally ,get a new name and move on!

  • Tsumele Masenyane

    Another thing is maKhupe is comparing her situation and Tendai Biti time.She seems to have a short memory because that time Biti and Mangoma, who was treasurer general just got hold of the money from the account coz they were signatories to same!

  • lizzy

    Thoko dadewethu lawe!The National Council where you sat decided that there should be 3 Vice-Presidents including you and you did not challenge that in court.The same NC decides to appoint one of you as President and you say no it should be me because i was elected by congress . Congress elected you VP and not President. Why did you not raise the Congress issue at court when the NC appointed the other 2? You seem to have accepted the authority of the NC until it elevated a collegue above you whom you thought was junior .I am sorry you are inconsistent sisi.Do not accept the authority of the NC only when it suits you.

    • Bth

      true my friend.U Khuphe asitsho ukuthi siyamzonda but at times one has to bury his differences and accept what is wanted by the majority.If i were Khuphe i will join others to remove zanu.I recall all sits in mat south were taken by zanu , so u khuphe yena uthini ngakho.yazi ezinye izinto so ziyabisela emova . if we do like this when are going to remove zanu

  • Bth

    Myself and my wishes is to see evryone united .Siyalichela ma leaders e MDC ukuthi lets unite and unite to fight zanu pf fraudsters.i cant leave in a zanu world any more , lapha selifuna sonke sibaleke e zimbabwe.You are not doing us good.

    • Mkhululi

      Thokozani Khupe seriously needs some butt fattening injections, her behind is just not big enough for her to rule.