Coalition wars as Tsvangirai followers assault VP Khupe

Coalition wars as Tsvangirai followers assault VP Khupe

August o6 2017 MDC T vice president Thokozani Khupe was today assaulted  and had  some of her  office property destroyed by a group of men widely suspected to MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s aides.

Eyewitnesses says about 30 men drove from Harare, armed with iron bars and beat up Khupe, after she faced accusations of discouraging people from attending Tsvangirai’s rally at Zimbabwe Grounds

“It all started yesterday when 30 men came from Harare with weapons. One of the men went directly for Khupe and her security were trying to block him when her security were beaten up while defending Khupe,” says a source adding that  Khupe was injured on her shoulder.

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Another source says Khupe was protected from serious injury by party youth who formed a cordon around her.

This comes amid reports that there is a rift between Khupe and her boss, following Tsvangirai’s decision to sign a coalition agreement with former secretary general Welshman Ncube and six other opposition political parties, which reportedly didnot go down well with Khupe as she may be displaced as VP to Ncube. – reporter