Violence breaks out within MDC-T

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Zimbabwe’s embattled opposition, MDC-T Vice-President, Thokozani Khupe has been attacked again, this time at the party offices in Bulawayo.

Images of Khupe’s driver, who appears to be injured on the head with a shirt full of blood and her car with broken windows, went viral on social media.

Khupe, was apparently boycotting a rally of the opposition alliance which was addressed by newly confirmed party leader Nelson Chamisa near Harare. She says she doesn’t recognise Chamisa.

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They held a rally in Chinhoyi outside Harare but Khupe boycotted it and held a meeting at the MDC-T Bulawayo office and it turned into a battleground.

“Thugs came with stones and iron bars and 10 people were injured… the thugs are members of our party, the youth provincial members from the main wing, some people have been stitched and others are being observed.”

Nelson Chamisa was nominated interim leader following Tsvangirai’s death and was confirmed by the party’s National Council, the highest decision making body between conferences.

However, Khupe is adamant she is the still the legitimate care-taker President.