Thokozani Khupe’s MDC-T Faction Disbanded
The MDC-T breakaway faction led by Thokozani Khupe has ceased to exist as a political formation as the former Prime Minister disbanded it and joined forces with CCC in March.
Khupe proclaimed the formation of a rival MDC-T party in January 2022 following deep divisions with party leader Douglas Mwonzora.
Khupe’s spokesperson, Ntando Ndlovu, told CITE that it was the National Council that made the decision to disband the party. Said Ndlovu:
MDC-T ceased to exist on March 22, 2022, when the former DPM announced that all MDC-T members had joined the Citizens Coalition for Change.
The decision was taken by the then National Council which then mandated Dr Khupe to make the announcement.
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Ndlovu said former MDC-T members were also happy to be part of CCC and their focus was “on mobilising for change, not for positions.”
The MDC has split at least five times since its formation in 1999.
The first was in 2005 between the founding party president Morgan Tsvangirai and Welshman Ncube.
The second was in 2014 when Tendai Biti formed MDC Renewal (PDP), and soon after that Job Sikhala created MDC 99.
In 2018, the party split again between Nelson Chamisa and Khupe following the death of Tsvangirai.