MDC-T deputy president Ms Thokozani Khupe has suspended the party’s Matabeleland South chairperson Mr Solani Moyo whom she accused of menacingly charging at her with intention of assaulting her at a recent voter registration outreach programme.

The suspension has raised the ire of some party members who argue that Ms Khupe’s “unilateral” decision to suspend Mr Moyo was in violation of the party’s constitution.

In a letter addressed to Mr Moyo and dated December 4, Ms Khupe accused the provincial chairperson of breaching the MDC-T constitution and regulations and refers to an incident on November 25 in Ndolwane, Bulilima District when he charged at her with the intention to assault her.

“You had to be restrained by other members of the party including the national organising secretary, the Honourable Abednicho Bhebhe from your intended assault in full view of the national chairperson, Honourable Lovemore Moyo,” said Ms Khupe.

She said Mr Moyo’s conduct was tantamount, “to gross disrespect and undermined myself as an elected deputy president of the party.”

Ms Khupe said Mr Moyo’s suspension was with immediate effect and as a result he is banned from taking part in party activities pending investigations and disciplinary action.

She said she would also communicate Mr Moyo’s suspension to the party’s national executive since he is also a member of the national council.

Mr Moyo yesterday confirmed receiving Ms Khupe’s letter which he dismissed as a joke arguing that that she has no powers to unilaterally suspend him.

In a letter addressed to Mr Moyo and dated December 4, Ms Khupe accused the provincial chairperson of breaching the MDC-T constitution and regulations and refers to an incident on November 25 in Ndolwane, Bulilima District when he charged at her with the intention to assault her.

“You had to be restrained by other members of the party including the national organising secretary, the Honourable Abednicho Bhebhe from your intended assault in full view of the national chairperson, Honourable Lovemore Moyo,” said Ms Khupe.

She said Mr Moyo’s conduct was tantamount, “to gross disrespect and undermined myself as an elected deputy president of the party.”

Ms Khupe said Mr Moyo’s suspension was with immediate effect and as a result he is banned from taking part in party activities pending investigations and disciplinary action.

She said she would also communicate Mr Moyo’s suspension to the party’s national executive since he is also a member of the national council.

Mr Moyo yesterday confirmed receiving Ms Khupe’s letter which he dismissed as a joke arguing that that she has no powers to unilaterally suspend him.

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