MDC T Vice president Dr. Thokozani Khupe has been suspended from the party.
The former Deputy Prime Minister was suspended together with the Deputy Secretary for Information and Publicity Khalipani Phugeni.
Dr. Khupe was served with the letter of suspension on January 12, according to Witness Dube, the MDC T national spokesperson in a statement released on Thursday
“The MDC T wishes to advise that First Vice President Dr. Thokozani Khupe has been suspended, said Dube. “A letter dated 12 January 2022 was personally delivered to Dr. Khupe and her legal team,” he added.
Dube said the suspension was “with immediate effect” whilst investigations into the allegations made against her were being conducted.
He told 98.4FM News that Dr. Khupe and Phugeni were set to appear before an arbiter for ‘disciplinary proceedings.’
He said: “This is pending their appearance before the arbiter as is in accordance with our constitution regarding disciplinary proceedings for members in the standing committee. They are going to appear before the Arbiter-General and findings and recommendations from those appearances are then going to be forwarded to other organs of the party, namely the National Standing Committee, National Executive and National Council.”
The Douglas Mwonzora led MDC-T by however did not spell out what led to the leader of the opposition party`s suspension, amid tensions in the party ahead of its congress, set for March 5.