Khupe demands to meet Tsvangirai at neutral venue, fears she will be attacked by thugs in Harare
MDC-T Vice President Thokozani Khupe who is supposed to meet party president Morgan Tsvangirai to resolve their differences has reportedly demanded to meet at a neutral location which is not Harare. Khupe is afraid that she will be attacked by thugs if the meeting is held in Harare. Khupe and Tsvangirai are trying to resolve their issues to avoid a split in the party after differences over the MDC Alliance coalition.
A party source who spoke to the NewsDay said:
She refused to meet him (Tsvangirai) on Saturday. There were efforts to try and persuade her to attend the rally, but these were rather lukewarm.
Khupe wants to talk to Tsvangirai, but has refused to come to Harare.
She has genuine fear that party thugs aligned to Tsvangirai will attack her and her colleagues.
Tsvangirai will have to find a way to accommodate Khupe and her colleagues. These are not politicians you can just wish away.
Khupe along with MDC-T national chairman, Lovemore Moyo and party organizing secretary, Abednico Bhebhe were attacked in August in Bulawayo after they boycotted the launch of the MDC Alliance in Harare. The three are against the coalition.