Nqobile Tshili Bulawayo Bureau
MDC-T supporters aligned to the Nelson Chamisa faction have been condemned for verbally assaulting Dr Thokozani Khupe and branding her a prostitute as she exited the Supreme Court in Harare on Tuesday.
The supporters who had allegedly been bused to the Supreme Court hurled insults at Dr Khupe calling her obscene names.
Dr Khupe is leading a breakaway MDC-T following the party’s split in March and the two camps are now fighting over who should use the party’s name and logo in court.
A video of MDC-T supporters denigrating Dr Khupe calling her “h*re” (prostitute) was widely circulated on social media on Tuesday and has triggered outrage among members of the public.
The public called on the MDC-T leadership to deal with their intolerant supporters and slammed them for being sexist.
Dr Khupe’s deputy Mr Obert Gutu, posting on Twitter, said the MDC-T supporters could do worse if they seized State power.
“Thokozani Khupe is a mother. She was verbally abused outside the Supreme Court today (Tuesday) by some drunken hoodlums and political malcontents.
“Just imagine if these thugs and hoodlums were to acquire State power! Good thing is this will NEVER happen,” twitted Mr Gutu.