The Deputy Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet (Presidential Communications), George Charamba has hinted that the MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa will soon be barred from using the “MDC ” brand by the MDC-T led by Thokozani Khupe.
Charamba made the stunning revelations on Sunday during an exchange with MDC Alliance secretary for elections Jacob Mafume.
Mafume had mocked ZANU PF and its leaders for allegedly trying to create a coalition government with Khupe’s MDC-T. Mafume had said:
“Organised represents what you are! You cannot take a defeated ruling party, a defeated quisling opposition. And hope to create something. As your VP said a bottle store and bus operator cannot run a government, without a lecture from the white men…”
Charamba, in typically abrasive fashion, hit back at Mafume, telling him that Khupe has taken over the opposition party and very soon, Chamisa will lose even the name of the party. Charamba retorted:
“Except you have no party while pretending to be in organized opposition!!! Khupe amhanya nechinhu!! (she is now in the driving seat). Very soon you will be interdicted from using MDC-Anything!!! Watch the space!!!“
Since the controversial March Supreme Court ruling which declared that Chamisa was illegitimate, Khupe has become the darling of State media and her party has since won a string of court cases against Chamisa.
Khupe has been able to seize the party headquarters, the Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House or Harvest House with the assistance of state security, and she has also fired several MDC Alliance MPs and councillors despite the fact that her party lost heavily to Chamisa during the 2018 elections.