MDC-T president Douglas Mwonzora has urged his deputy Thokozani Khupe to raise her grievances through proper procedures than using social media platforms.
This comes after Khupe shunned a press conference held by Mwonzora at the party headquarters last week and then used Twitter to vent her frustration.
In a recent interview with NewZimbabwe.com, Mwonzora said he had a three-hour discussion with Khupe and if she still had issues that need to be thrashed out, she should follow the right channels. He said:
We have discussed quite a wide range of issues with her. If she thinks that things are not resolved, she knows what to do.
We have procedures to follow if somebody is not happy about something. I hope that she will take that (route).
I, for one, had a three-hour discussion with her. If she remained with issues, then she knows what to do.
Mwonzora said the issues with Khupe are a very simple matter and expressed confidence that her grievances would be resolved amicably.
Meanwhile, Khupe disputed Mwonzora’s assertion during last week’s press conference that the two had buried the hatchet following their acrimonious fallout during the chaotic 27th December extraordinary congress. Khupe posted on Twitter:
I can confirm that I met with Sen. Douglas Mwonzora in Harare on 18 February 2021 for the first time since 27 December 2020 Extraordinary Congress.
The following issues were discussed: 1. Violence, Illegitimate voters roll as well as inquorate EOC among (others).
My absence in today’s press conference held at MRT (Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House) was informed by the need to address the aforementioned important issues to enhance the smooth running of our great movement – MDC-T.