Human Rights Defender Reprimands Mambo's Chicken Over Khupe Joke
Dewa Mavhinga, the director of Human Rights Watch, Southern Africa says Mambo’s Chicken have taken it too far by joking over the alleged assault on former MDC-T interim leader, Thokozani Khupe at the party’s congress held Sunday.
It is alleged that Khupe was slapped by one of Douglas Mwonzora’s supporters as she tried to stop or influence the cancellation of the congress which she said was being rigged in Mwonzora’s favour.
Mambo’s Chicken made an advert which made fun of the incident. Said Mambo’s Chicken:
Huyai tikupei Huku. Monday Blues don’t have to SLAP so hard
In response to the advert, Mavinga said:
Usanetseke neNetOne airtime.
Baya *405# utenge neEcoCash
Some, however, alleged that Khupe likely staged the slap while some said it was not gender-based violence but political violence.
As the congress degenerated into chaos, Khupe and other presidential contestants left the HICC auditorium where the elective congress was being held.
The party’s Independent Electoral Management Body eventually announced that Mwonzora had a landslide victory after polling 883 votes out of a declared 1 027 total ballots issued.
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