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Chamisa-Khupe followers in violent skirmishes

THERE were some ugly scenes at the MDC-T party offices in Bulawayo on Sunday when a mob suspected to be supporters of the interim party president, Nelson Chamisa attacked and disrupted a meeting that was being addressed by the party’s Deputy President, Thokozani Khupe.

According to the party’s National Organising Secretary, Abednico Bhebhe, the Chamisa led group used stones and bricks to attack them and disrupt the meeting during which some youths were injured while some property including vehicles were damaged.

He said police had to be called in to bring sanity to the warring factions.

Khupe said the issue at stake is the presidency of the party as she is the legitimate Acting President.

She said it was unfortunate that members from the same political party were at each other’s throat just a few months before elections.

Khupe and other party members were also assaulted during the burial of the late party President, Morgan Tsvangirai in Buhera last month.

The government has come out clearly declaring that political violence will not be tolerated in the fourth coming elections.


Gary Murambiwa
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