The Battle to Lead MDCT: Bhebhe Set to Contest Against Khupe

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The Battle to control Zimbabwe’s opposition party MDCT has intensified after Abednico Bhebhe through his hat in the presidential race, to raise the number of candidates to four.

Bhebhe who is the party’s national organizing secretary has since launched his campaign ahead of the belated extraordinary scheduled before November 30.

“Yes, it is true I am contesting for the party presidency at the forthcoming extraordinary congress, it’s a democratic party I can’t be blamed for exercising it,” Bhebhe told Jossey News Network.

Bhebhe is launching his campaign regardless of a standing committee meeting which recommended his suspension from the party after accusing acting interim president Thokozani Khupe and national chairperson Morgen Komichi of fraudulently spending ZWL 7 million.

Currently, there are four candidates who have expressed their wish to contests the MDCT presidential elections.

The other four include Thokozani Khupe, Komichi, secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora and former national organizing secretary Elias Mudzuri.

The extraordinary congress is set to replace the late Morgan Tsvangirai who died in 2018 after battling cancer.



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