Mthwakazi deny alliance with Khupe

BULAWAYO - Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) has said it is not going into an alliance with Thokozani Khupe’s MDC faction.

This comes after a Khupe rally held at Amphitheatre here over the weekend, where national organising secretary Abednico Bhebhe introduced members of Mthwakazi, together with the Joice Mujuru-led PRC and Ansa led by Moses Mzila Ndlovu.

The parties in question were said to have attended the rally in solidarity with Khupe’s cause of splitting from the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC.

MRP said there was no alliance with Khupe.

“We woke up . . . to the social media buzz on the participation of MRP at Khuphe’s rally,” the party’s secretary-general Ackim  Mhlanga said.

“Although we are conveniently positioned to defend our own from Mthwakazi, we have never formerly engaged Khupe or taken a decision to meddle ourselves in shameful MDC issues,” he said.

The Mqondisi Moyo-led party has gained friends and enemies over their radical stance on issues to do with the Gukurahundi atrocities and ethnicity.

Mhlanga said they had no interest whatsoever to be dragged into the main opposition party’s internal squabbles.

“We distance our brand from this alleged association with Khuphe’s MDC, and reiterate that our party does not identify with parties that push a nationalistic agenda. We are fighting for the independence of the territorial and economic independence of Mthwakazi,” he said.

Comments (2)

I used to regard this Khupe lady highly until i saw her other side.She is uncompromising and she does not give room to common sense.Common sense dictates that if you cant beat him,join him(Chamisa).Politics is about numbers Thoko.Despite the glaring evidence that her chances of beating Chamisa is a snowball's chance in hell she keeps trying to wrestle for the presidency.Which made me think that this lady could be on Zanu pf's payroll to distabilise the only formidable political party that is capable of taking Zanu pf to the cleaners.Remember she is on record saying that she does not want the MDC Alliance even when it is crystal clear that it is the only way to toss the dictatorship party into the dustbins of history.

Luke Munya Mabika - 23 March 2018

Nonsense Khuphe , Thina siyazi ngcono ngoba we are the population.

matebele warrior - 23 March 2018

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