Allegations That Led To The Suspension Of Thokozani Khupe Revealed

The former vice-President of the MDC-T Thokozani Khupe was suspended by the party president Douglas Mwonzora amidst numerous allegations which were not disclosed on the suspension.

The allegations were revealed in a letter by Douglas Mwonzora and it appears that Khupe is facing seven allegations that led to her suspension. The 12 January 2022 letter written to Khupe reads:


Dear Madam

Re: Notice of Suspension Pending

Investigations Being of the reasonable view that you have acted in breach of the party constitution, its rules and regulations and acting in terms of clause of the party constitution, l hereby suspend you from the party pending investigations and possible disciplinary action. This suspension is with immediate effect

I am of the view that you have breached key provision of the Real Change Code of Ethics for All office bearers of the party as well as the Disciplinary Code of Conduct and Regulation contained in the party constitution. The grounds are that:

1.Sometime in December 2020 you instructed one Patson Murimoga to make a report to the police to the effect that some ZWL$ 6 million of party money was stolen from the party.

You knew very well that this was false as you were in possession of all information to the contrary. Your intention was to secure the arrest of certain leaders of the party on these false accusations

2.Sometime in April 2021 you instructed your former personal aide Kudzanayi Mashumba to file a false report that his money had been stolen from the Presidents’s office.Again you knew that this was false as you had information to the contrary.

3. Sometime in August 2021 you instructed Amos Kaliato to file a High Court application challenging the Extraordinary Congress. You knew that the grounds that he citied were false.

4.You have undermined the National Council by publicly making false allegations against it. At all times you have been in reasonable possession of correct information but you chose to publish false information.

5. You have from time to time contrary to the Party Constitution appointed spokes persons through which you have undermined the party leadership.

6. You have failed to discharge your duties as Deputy President contained in Clause 9.2 of the Constitution of the Party.

You have held meetings with some political parties hostile to the MDC-t with the intention to prejudice the MDC-T.

Some of these actions were calculated to bring the name of the Party into disrepute. The investigations into these allegations shall be done by the Arbiter General in terms of Clause 13.21 and Clause 13.22 of the constitution.

I have directed the Arbiter General to expedite the investigation to minimize possible prejudice to you, the party or any member of the Party.

I expect you to cooperate with the Arbiter General and his team as they carry out their mandate.

During this period of your suspension, you shall not do any party work, attend its functions, participate or initiate any of its activities.

You shall not, during your suspension do any activities including external activities emanating or deriving from your position as the Deputy President unless with prior written notice from the President.



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