Zimbabwean opposition MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa has extended an olive branch to his Vice President Thokozani Khupe following Sunday’s violent clashes in Bulawayo where more than 10 people were injured.

Khupe, who boycotted a rally addressed by Chamisa, says she is the legitimate caretaker leader because she was elected by congress, and she doesn’t recognise Chamisa, who was elected by the National Council, the highest decision making body between congresses.

But Chamisa took to social media to say Khupe is more than a Vice President, saying she was “a sister and friend” in the MDC-T family.

Chamisa is on a charm offensive, as the stand-off continues between him and his Vice President.

He says what binds him and Khupe is far greater than what sets them apart. They have hoped, fought and cried together in pursuit of freedom

This in contrast to Khupe, who on Sunday attempted to hold a meeting in Bulawayo, boycotting an opposition alliance rally campaigning for elections.

She also has until Friday to engage the leadership or be expelled from the party.