The MDC T factional leader Thokozani Khupe was recently embarrassed in Bubi district where she had gone to urge people to register to vote for Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa in the 2023 plebiscite.
A source who spoke to this publication said that Khupe and her entourage of 10 people recently descended in Bubi while donning the CCC regalia to mobilise people to vote for CCC in next year’s harmonised general elections.
According to the source, the people of Bubi castigated Khupe for being a self-appointed CCC political commissar and accused her of being a political prostitute who caused numerous problems within the opposition circles.
“Khupe came to Bubi to urge people to register and eventually vote for CCC in the coming harmonised elections. She was dressed in CCC regalia and that irked the CCC members as they accused her of being the architect of all problems that were faced by Chamisa in the past year. The people told her that she was not welcome in Bubi and should go back to Bulawayo,” said the source.
The source added that the people of Bubi view Khupe as a traitor who should not be entertained as she might again destroy CCC. The source added that the people of Bubi warned Khupe never to set foot in that district or else she might be attacked by angry CCC members.
“To the people of Bubi and other Matebeleland areas, Khupe is a traitor who should not be entertained. She might be coming to CCC with a motive to destroy it from within. This is the reason why she was not welcomed in Bubi,” added the source.
The source further said that Khupe was well known for her appetite for money and some CCC members are convinced that she was on the ruling party’s pay roll to cause commotion within that party.
Meanwhile, a number of MDC T members are reportedly joining the ruling ZANU PF party in droves as they accuse Chamisa, Khupe and Douglas Mwonzora of offering nothing to the electorate to get their votes.