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There is no space for Khupe and Mwonzora in CCC

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THE Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) acting national chairperson ,Thabita Khumalo says there is no room for Thokozani Khupe and Douglas Mwonzora in the new trailblazing political party.

The remarks come shortly after Khupe recently endorsed CCC leader’s candidature, Nelson Chamisa ahead of the 2023 make or break elections.

He gestures recently have prompted many to  suspect that she is attempting to launch a comeback to the new party.

But speaking recently, Khumalo said the duo has no space in the new homeas she likened them to “deadly snakes”.

She said the current tense political situation was caused by Mwonzora and Khupe.

“We have a situation where a snake sneaked into the house, swallowed all the kids and when we attempted to kill it we did not finish it off … And now we want it to be part of the family. No. You can’t bandage a snake because when it heals it will bite you,” Khumalo said.

“It’s frightening to hear some people suggesting that we should form a coalition with Mwonzora before the next elections. We are where we are today because of Mwonzora and Thokozani Khupe. We can’t work with such people. People rejected them long back, they rejected them in the recent by-elections and continue rejecting them right now,” she said.

“We just had by-elections in which people expressed their feelings. It’s important to have coalitions but people are saying we should not work hand in hand with Mwonzora and (Thokozani) Khupe. We can’t do what people don’t like,” she added.

However, MDC-T spokesperson Witness Dube said they are willing to work with all progressive people in Zimbabwe, including CCC, ahead of the general elections.

“The MDC-T’s foundations are on solidarity and togetherness in order to achieve our goals. That’s the reason we contested the recent by-elections as MDC Alliance which comprises six political parties. We have realised that when we go for elections, it’s important to work with other political parties or any organizations with the same vision of transforming Zimbabwe. We can work with any political party that opposes Zanu PF in order to bring change,” he said.

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