The Vice President in the opposition MDC, Ms Lynette Karenyi-Kore is alleged to have dumped the party faction led by Nelson Chamisa to join the other led by Thokozani Khupe.
The Chronicle reports that Thokozani Khupe has even joined a WhatsApp group that was created by the party’s reinstated Secretary-General Douglas Mwonzora for the purposes of organising for the expected Extraordinary Congress.
Mwonzora confirmed to the publication that she was indeed in the group. He said:
Yes, they are members of the standing committee that was reinstated by the Supreme Court unless of course they want to resign from it.
People who are not members of the committee are those who were recalled principally because they made public pronouncements that they were now members of another political party that they called the MDC Alliance.
The Chronicle further reports that party insiders said that Karenyi-Kore was confronted by the party’s national standing committee over the matter and she alleged that the number in the Khupe chat group is registered under her but was stolen some time ago and someone is now using it.
It is alleged that a number of party members feel compelled to join Khupe to avoid being recalled from parliament.