Bekithemba Nyathi
Political partyUnited Movement for Democratic Change

Bekithemba Nyathi is the former legislator for Mpopoma-Phelandaba constituency.


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Nyathi rose to prominence within the rank and file of the MDC-T through the party's youth league before he was elected into the house of assembly. During his tenure with the MDC T, he was initially suspended by the party following suspicions that he was working the likes of Tendai Biti and Elton Mangoma who were said to have been plotting the ouster of party president, Morgan Tsvangirai.[1] The expulsion of Nyathi had also been preceded by a suspension in which a cocktail of allegations ranging from corruption, fraud and bringing the name of the party into disrepute, abuse of office, misappropriation of funds, sabotage, boycotting presidential rallies and collaborating with the police against the party.[2] Bekithemba was also alleged to have turned party offices into a brothel

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  1. Nkosana Sibanda MDC-T Bulawayo youth in turmoil, The Zimbabwe Mail, Published: April 22, 2014, Retrieved: March 19, 2015
  2. MDC T Youth Provincial Council Suspends Chairperson Bekithemba Nyathi, News of the South, Published: April 19, 2014, Retrieved: March 19, 2015