Khupe's MDC-T probes spokesperson over Zanu PF regalia

The Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T has said it is probing why its national spokesperson Linda Masarira was pictured wearing Zanu PF regalia.

All registered political parties in Zimbabwe have paraphernalia that contain symbols and colours which identify them distinctively and also undoubtedly help in many ways to enhance their respective political campaigns across the length and breadth of the country.

Masarira was pictured at her supposed in-laws in a rural setting, wearing a wrap-over commonly called “Zambia” with Zanu PF party symbols and colours, usually used to decorate campaign grounds, party meetings and many other places.

This triggered an avalanche of responses from different people who said the move confirmed widespread rumours that she has been working with Zanu PF ever since she parted ways with the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC.

This comes as the Khupe-led MDC has just headed-off accusations by exiled former Cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo that the party was in bed with Zanu PF. While Khupe has since her ascendancy to the MDC-T presidency frantically tried on numerous occasions to shake off the Zanu PF link tag, it has somehow proved futile.

The latest pictures for Masarira clad in Zanu PF regalia seem to have added salt to an already blistering wound, with the party president indicating Masarira has to explain what could have happened.
“The MDC-T has noted the pictures of its spokesperson which have gone viral on different platforms.

“The party has not yet met with Ms. …Masarira, and we will only be able to give a full statement once we have had the opportunity to engage with her on the disturbing and confusing pictures.
“We implore the media and the public in general to afford us the opportunity to engage with Ms. …Masarira, on this matter,” Khupe said through her spokesperson Khaliphani Phugeni.

He said the party will follow the provisions of the constitution in dealing with the matter before referring questions to party national chairperson Abednico Bhebhe.“We are very disturbed indeed and we shall deal with that in the best interest of the party and our supporters, in fact, not only our supporters, but for the generality of Zimbabwean opposition voters.

“We have no link with Zanu PF and we will never in a lifetime be linked to an evil political party,” Bhebhe told the Daily News.
Contacted for comment, Masarira told the Daily News that the hullaballoo about a Zanu PF waist cloth she was wearing was ill advised and uncalled for.

She rejected inferences about the symbolisms or symbolic meanings of the Zanu PF identity symbols and colours she was wearing.
“First and foremost, I see an insatiable appetite for skulduggery. 
“Zimbabweans have been divided along political and tribal lines for a very long time which has had an adverse effect on social relationships and transformation of our communities.

Our social fabric is broken and all politicians have a mandate to mend the brokenness in our society,” Masarira said.
“It's sad that Zimbabweans are polarised to the extent of creating enmity even in family structures because of differing political opinions or preferences.

“While the followers throw insults and abuse at each other, political party leaders mix and mingle, have coffee and whisky together and even have businesses together.”

Comments (9)

From my observation, that was not ZANU PF regalia. False reporting as expected from those with negative perceptions.

Shepherd Zvanhasi - 28 March 2019

The truth will always find its way out...this is a clear Zanu PF extension only there to to perpetuate the suffering of Zimbabwe. In whatever we do,be it in the dead of the night,under water or anywhere one might think of, it will at some point come out.

WaMachekera - 28 March 2019

Shepherd, Masarira did not deny wearing ZanuPF regalia.So your observation is blotted.

yohwe - 28 March 2019

The one by the name Shepard must not commnt kwaasina kuswera . Linda Masararira is even admiting to wearing Zanu pf regalia . She said she was given the regalia by her inlaws.

Makumbinde - 28 March 2019

It must be difficult being Shepherd Zvanhasi. Linda is not denying her links to allegiance to the karanga cabal of "chinhu chedu." Her actions and words have now harmonised.. some more from ThokoZanu like Obert Gutu should stand and be counted.

Galore - 28 March 2019

This Masarira lady is nothing but a disgraceful political prostitute and i wonder if she is not a whore in real life. Her behaviour smacks of an opportunist without principles who can do anything to get there.She is following the footsteps of her party president Thokozani Khupe who is just trying to make a public relations statement that the party is going to investigate Masarira.Obviously Linda saw the political bond that exist between her boss and zanu pf hence her guts to don the mafia party regalia.Khupe makes me laugh my lungs out when she says "We are going to deal with that in the best interest of the supporters."Which supporters is she talking about?Zanu pf supporters?Shame on these two confused ladies who are in bed with zanu pf and yet they dont want the public to know that.

janana wa Bikaz madhogodhogo - 29 March 2019

Any attempts at damage control are very belated the horse has already bolted. The truth is now out in the public domain, any doubt is now cast out Khupe's MDC is a zanupf project established to perpetuate the suffering of the masses well done Lady Khupe and lady Masarira. True that Masarira you rae doing it for your coffee and Whisky

Sinyo - 29 March 2019

MDC T you have started sexual harrassment leave her alone you were all in the daily news paers that Chamisa is harrassing you esp KHUPE now you see it fit to harras Musarira please give us a break

KHUPE - 29 March 2019

Shepard Zvanhasi.....can you read?

Obi Tryce - 29 March 2019

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