MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa has claimed that breakaway leader of another MDC-T party, Thokozani Khupe was promised a position in a new Government of National Unity (GNU). According to Chamisa, the GNU position will be Khupe’s payment for splitting opposition votes to ensure that Chamisa does not get an absolute majority in the election.
Speaking to the Standard Chamisa said, "That is an individual who is disgruntled and has chosen to join with two others and they are busy recruiting. Maybe they think of forming their own party and it is their right because we are a democracy, but don’t continue to push them back to us. If they want to come, let them come back, but don’t mislead the nation to say that they are MDC, no, they are not.
"Those who are in MDC know where their headquarters is and it is at the Harvest House and they know their leadership and they are very clear. It is this confusion that they are trying to cause and we know where it is coming from.
"Chiwenga let the cat out of the bag when word escaped out of his mouth through a statement where they were talking about legitimacy and this thing we are seeing is sponsored by Cde Chiwenga and his company. It is very clear and listen to what he said, it tells you a big story and we know it that they promised to divide the vote so that I don’t get 50% plus 1 vote so that they take her into a GNU (government of national unity)."
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