Power Struggle Further Weakens Zimbabwe's Opposition

The Zimbabwean Parliament has expelled 10 MPs from the opposition MDC-T after their party wrote to the House saying they were no longer representing it. This comes as tensions between the two MDC outfits are rising due to a number of issues. These include Thokozani Khupe's seizure of the party headquarters, and recalling councillors and legislators. MPs elected on the MDC-Alliance ticket are grappling with a dilemma that could change Zimbabwe's political landscape: whether to remain loyal to their president Nelson Chamisa or defect to Khupe, who was declared the bona fide leader of the MDC-T by the courts.


MDC-T acting president Thokozani Khupe (second from right) addresses the media flanked by seniors members of her party (from left) Messrs Douglas Mwonzora, Elias Mudzuri and Morgan Komichi at Morgan Tsvangirai House in Harare.

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