If you want to know about pawn, a powerful pawn, remember then the names of Thokozani Khupe and Douglas Mwonozora. They are both using their ties to the regime to pull a wall over the eyes of the public and to dismantle the Movement for Democratic Change -Alliance (MDC-A) representatives both in the national assembly and in local councils.
The newest orders are recalling councillors from Bulawayo, Marondera, Beitbridge and Harare. All strongholds of the MDC. This is all deliberate. Just like she has done before with recalling MPs from the MDC-A after the “court victory”. Still, she has prolonged her “leadership” and haven’t convened a congress herself to install herself either. Therefore, the reasons to be eligible and have these powers is void.
She is pushing to void the vote of Nelson Chamisa and the makings of the MDC-A, by using the MDC-T, which haven’t held the meetings or the needed function to elect herself either. That is why, sooner or later there will be a battle between Khupe and Mwonozora of who is leading the pack of loyal ZANU-PF within the opposition. Because, they are just by the powers vested on them. Able to dismantle and destroy the representation of the MDC-A in the Republic.
They started with a few MPs, but now are emptying out Mayors and Local Councillors. That is how far she is taking it. There is no bounds or measures she cannot take apparently… Khupe is so high on power, that she is willing to be this person. A person with no morals, but only greed.
Create by-elections and ensure a weaken opposition. An opposition she is supposed to fight for, but only is a viable and useful pawn. I don’t know if she gets that, but I doubt it. The ZANU-PF will force upon their leadership in these roles, enforce strict by-elections, block the MDC-A from fielding candidates and ensure their candidates get a spot. This is all a manoeuvre to get the ZANU-PF candidates into position.
President Mnangagwa must be giddy. He has weaponized the courts. Ensuring the MDC destroys itself and has a loyal ally doing so. Whatever Khupe and Mwonozora is getting. The pockets they are filling got to outlive the rest of their lives. Because, they have traded their souls and characters for a short term gain.
Yes, they are able to weaken and destroy the MDC-A by these measures. They are able to takeover, cause enough chaos to give ZANU-PF reasons to appoint Commissions and temporary bodies to facilitate order in local councils. However, the fact remains that this stalemate and this activity cannot last forever. Even if the Court allows Khupe to do this.
Everyone know its a game from the governing party to use her and her allies as a tool to silence Chamisa and company. To give them no time or space to act. They are preoccupied with scraps and miniscule titles, than being an able opposition party to defeat and undermine the current regime. A regime who has hired these ninja’s to do their job and make the world a lot easier. While having Court obeying their orders and delivering their needed verdicts to amplify their standing. So in this regard it amounts to a victory for the ZANU PF.
Mnangagwa don’t even have to put the work in. He has some loyal minions doing his bidding. One revoked representative at the time, awaiting the tide and letting the next ushered leader in its stead. That is what is up and that’s the gig of the state. Because, they want to silence and stop their arch enemy. This being MDC-A and the MDC-T is a very useful tool, especially when they want to be bought and compromised. A very cheap trick, but a working trick. As the state sanctions it, its institutions praises it and the verdict is set in motion. It is only for the opposition leadership to fall into a million pieces. Peace.