MDC-T Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa is set to invade his nemesis, Thokozani Khupe’s territory with a star campaign rally at White City Stadium in Bulawayo on April 7.
The coalition’s Bulawayo provincial spokesperson Felix Magalela Sibanda yesterday said the rally is meant to overshadow Khupe’s recent rally which attracted a paltry 600 followers.
Sibanda said the gathering would be the “mother” of rallies in the history of Bulawayo.
“Bulawayo and its neighbouring Matabeleland North and South are citadels of the MDC and no one in his/her rightful mind can doubt that. We have never lost an election in Bulawayo and we promise anyone that come 2018 elections, we are sweeping all 12 constituencies and 29 council wards,” he said.
“The MDC-T and MDC Alliance are not built on individuals, but firm and sound values. This, therefore, means that Khupe and her cabal are not the MDC and not the party. It is on record that Khupe is no more an MDC member nor its VP,” Sibanda said.
“A line was drawn on the 23rd instance by the national council and that sealed her political fate. Yes, people are allowed to dream, but those dreams are just perceptions.
Zimbabweans, particularly, Bulawayo inhabitants are quite sure of what they want and will never be diverted by power-hungry individuals who are self-centred.”
“As a democratic party, our doors are still open for abused, misdirected and misinformed party members by Khupe to reconsider and come and take their positions in the MDC family, not to be sacrificed to dubious and bogus political formations bent on dividing the party. Khupe and her henchmen must be advised not to hijack our innocent members to Zanu PF to serve their political ambitions.”
Sibanda recently said Khupe’s Bulawayo rally had a rented crowd from fringe political parties and civic groups, claiming the MDC Alliance was not moved by that.