“Chamisa Is Leading The Genuine MDC-T,” :Lawyer-Mpofu
Battle rages on, Thokozani Khupe and Nelson Chamisa
Advocate Thabani Mpofu says that the MDC-T faction led by Nelson Chamisa remains the genuine MDC-T and entitled to all the benefits associated with the party.
In an wide ranging interview with the media on Thursday, Mpofu said that the splinter faction led by Dr Thokozani Khupe can not claim to be the genuine MDC-T previously led by the late MDC founding President Morgan Tsvangirai.
Mpofu said this responding to statements by the Khupe led MDC-T Deputy President Obert Gutu that they have since adopted the genuine MDC-T following a withdrawal from the High Court by the Chamisa led faction.
Advocate Mpofu threw away Gutu’s claims that Chamisa withdrew contesting the name case from the High Court indicating that the case is still being heard at the High Court.
“The case is still at the High Court with Chamisa indicating that he is leading the MDC-T as Khupe and her collegues were dismissed from the party,” said Mpofu.
“We only withdrew the case from an urgent court hearing to a normal roll and we wait for a court date to be given where we will bring witnesses. Gutu and their lawyer Professor Lovemore Madhuku are aware of that,” said Mpofu.
Responding to claims that the Khupe faction is demanding Chamisa to pay back to them $1. 8 million advanced to the party by government under the political parties funding, Mpofu said that the Chamisa led faction rightfully received and used the money as the genuine MDC-T.
“The money was directed to the party that runs the MDC-T headquarters and its the party led by Chamisa. Even the Bulawayo regional office is run by Chamisa which clears to who the funds should be directed to,” said Mpofu.
“Every Zimbabwean who is serious about life knows who the genuine MDC-T is,” said Mpofu.
“The MDC-T name which Khupe is using is not the MDC-T referring to Tsvangirai that everyone knows but its MDC Thoko referring to Thokozani Khupe,” said Mpofu.