Vanguard Leader To Issue Press Statement On His Sudden Defection To Khupe From Chamisa.
17 June 2020
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Shakespeare Mukoyi

Former leader of the disbanded Alliance vigilante group, the Vanguard, Shakespeare Mukoyi who was on Monday proclaimed as the Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T youth leader is set to pour his heart out in a presser set for today, Wednesday.

Before the latest development, he was the deputy youth leader in the Chamisa led MDC Alliance.

Mukoyi, who rose to prominence in the party as a foot soldier when it was being led by the late Morgan Tsvangirai was a one-time Chamisa loyalist, campaigning for him since 2003 in Kuwadzana constituency after the death of the then party’s spokesperson Learnmore Jongwe who was the constituency’s MP.

Sources said Mukoyi felt betrayed ahead of the 2018 general elections when he was promised that he would run for MP in Kuwadzana where he grew up as Chamisa was eyeing the presidency, only to be arm-twisted to leave the seat for Charlton Hwende, now the party’s secretary general whom many party members in the suburb considered an outsider.

Mukoyi said he had a “big” announcement to make today regarding his political life.“Unfortunately, right now I am not in a position to comment anything with regards to that matter. So far, I have not commented on this to any media house because I am preparing a presser. Talking to you before the presser will be like pre-empting what the youth assembly wants to divulge to the nation so something is happening but I will divulge more details at the presser. We expect it to be tomorrow if all arrangements go well,” said Mukoyi.