‘There is room for Thokozani Khupe in CCC’ says Chamisa’s lawyer




Thabani Mpofu

Advocate Thabani Mpofu, the CCC President Nelson Chamisa’s legal representative, says the newly formed political party is open to welcome MDC-T leader Thokozani Khupe and former G40 Kingpins to be part of the membership.

Khupe recently got a rude awakening from CCC supporters who used social media to encourage its leader to block her from joining the newly rebranded party.

Writing on Twitter Mpofu said, “The movement belongs to the CITIZENS. There’s room for maG40. Room for MaKhupe. Room for those already deserting Moh-Zero in droves. Room for number 2s people. Room for everyone who is odious to Zanu. Room for all patriots and nation builders. All are welcome. Huyai. Asakhe.”

Commenting on the tweet Professor Jonathan Moyo said, “Beware of gatekeepers on the prowl in these streets!”

When accused by one Twitter user @TNyamucherera of seeking a CCC leadership position, Moyo said, “What leadership position, when membership has never been, and will never be, sought?”

Analysts have recently accused Chamisa of running the rebranded outfit in a similar way the late Zairian dictator Mobutu Sese Seko ran his Mouvement Populaire de la Révolution (MPR) which was formed in 1967 and dissolved in 1997.Speaking to this publication, political economist and entrepreneur Shephard Dube said, “The problem with CCC is that it is a man band currently modelled along Mobutu’s MPR. For example you have CCC a party without members and membership cards but pronounces that the party is for all citizens. This is very similar to Mobutu who said in Zaire membership to the MPR was automatic and all citizens of Zaire became members of the MPR at birth.

“Secondly, The 1974 constitution of Zaire stated that there exists a single institution, the MPR, incarnated by its President, that the President of the MPR is ex officio President of the Republic, and holds the plenitude of power exercise, and that Mobutism was constitutional doctrine. Are we not seeing a similar doctrine happening in CCC where the party has only one position called Change Champion and only that leader is allowed to address the rallies and what he says is law? His only two other position holders are his spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere and Gift Siziba.

“You wonder what positions do senior and highly respected Matabeleland leaders  like Professor Welshman Ncube and Tabitha Khumalo hold when they are paraded at rallies to only greet people but are barred and banned from addressing their people. If those are not early signs of Mobutuism re-incarnated they I do not know what it is.”

Source – Byo24