Mujuru, Khupe meet to discuss alliance pact

MDC VP Thokozani Khupe and National People’s Party leader Dr Joice Mujuru

Joice Mujuru and Thokozani Khupe are reported to have held a meeting in Bulawayo last week. The two leaders who were both expelled from their original political parties, Zanu-PF and MDC-T,  are said to be considering forming an electoral alliance with a view of challenging both Zanu-PF and MDC-T.

Sources who spoke to NewsDay said,

The leaders met during the women electoral convergence [summit] in Bulawayo and together with PDP’s Lucia Matibenga agreed in principle that an alliance ahead of the polls would be critical, however, the sticking point is on who will lead the alliance.

…Ultimately that is the sticking point, the leadership and the presidential candidacy. They both want to lead and it does not look like any one of them is willing to let the other lead.

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