MDC invites Khupe, Zanu-PF and war vets to its Congress
THE Nelson Chamisa-led MDC has invited political rivals ZANU-PF as well as the MDC-T led by Thokozani Khupe to its elective Congress which kicks off next Friday in Gweru.
Also invited are the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) as well as traditional chiefs through the Fortune Charumbira-led Chiefs’ Council.
Information about the cheeky invitations was revealed by organizing secretary Amos Chibaya.
“We invited all political parties in Zimbabwe, Zanu PF included,” said Chibaya a media briefing in Harare on Friday.
“We also invited war veterans, the likes of Cde (Victor) Matemadanda and company. We also invited chiefs through honourable Chief Charumbira, the president of the Chiefs’ Council.
“She (Khupe) was invited because she belongs to MDC-T.”
Added party spokesperson Jacob Mafume, “We know that Zanu PF likes to peep; it is a peeping Tom. We know that even if we had not invited them, they would be there. So we have invited them. The organising secretary can confirm.”
MDC heads for its elective congress weekend next week to replace late founding party leader Morgan Tsvangirai.
Tsvangirai left a leadership vacuum that ignited a scramble to replace him with Chamisa, stampeding his co-VPs, Khupe and Elias Mudzuri to lay claim of the top MDC job.
His leadership has since been declared illegal by the High Court, which ordered the main opposition to return to its 2014 structures in which Chamisa and Mudzuri remained unelected and were just national executive members.
Both ZANU-PF and the Khupe-led MDC-T have yet to respond to the invitations.