A nasty split is brewing in the Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T outfit after a faction aligned to MDC Alliance rebel Douglas Mwonzora announced him as their preferred leader  ahead of the 31st of July Extra-Ordinary Congress.

On Tuesday, Acting Party Spokesperson Khalipheni Phugeni told journalists that it will be difficult to convene the 31st of July event. In a turn of events the Mwonzora faction convened a Harare Provincial meeting were he was endorsed as the preferred candidate to take over as a substantial President.

Former Khupe’s aide Witness Dube posted on Twitter saying, “MDC Hre Prov have handed current SG, The Hon Senator Douglas T. MWONZORA, an emphatic endorsement for party President at the July 31 EOC.
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@DMwonzora  189. Siyafika Noma Kanjani! Tinosvika Chete! Victory is Certain #NOBODYLEFTBEHIND”

Khupe’s officers were quick to dismiss the nomination as a non-event saying the party had not opened up the nomination process.

The latest fallout follows an incident were Khupe’s aides allegedly assaulted by Mwonzora’s security staff at the Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House party headquarters in Harare

According to reports Khupe’s aide, identified as Kudzanai Mashumba, was allegedly assaulted by Mwonzora’s security.

This was after Mashumba attempted to conduct security checks, including checking on where Khupe would sit, a move that angered Mwonzora’s followers.

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