Thokozani Khupe, the leader of a faction of the MDC-T party has joined Nelson Chamisa CCC – Citizens Coalition for Change Party.
Zimlive has confirmed the development and revealed that Thokozani Khupe turned up at a press conference wearing a Citizens Coalition for Change T-Shirt.
While at the press conference, Dr Khupe pledged her allegiance to CCC president Nelson Chamisa. She said she will be campaigning for Nelson Chamisa for the by-elections which are set to be held on the 26th of March, as well as for the 2023 general elections.
Thokozani Khupe’s endorsement of the CCC party comes just a couple of weeks after pictures of CCC vice president Welshman Ncube meeting up with Thokozani Khupe and a former MDC organising secretary Abdenico Bhebhe flooded the internet.
Dr Khupe’s meeting with Welshman Ncube sparked a furore on social media, with an overwhelming sentiment among CCC supporters that she could not be trusted for collaborating with Zanu PF in the past, harming the opposition’s chances.
Speaking during a press conference, CCC deputy spokesman Gift Ostallos Siziba said Khupe was welcome to join the party as a member.
“We don’t know about Dr Khupe’s political trajectory and as CCC, a citizen-based movement, we welcome every citizen to join us,” Siziba said.
Watch the video below as Dr Khupe endorses Nelson Chamisa at the press conference in Bulawayo.