The Dr Thokozani Khuphe led MDC has been gripped by a crisis that refuses to go away. Obert Gutu, the Vice President, continues to make reckless and polarizing statements which have infuriated Zimbabweans.
From supporting police brutality and attacking women online, Obert Gutu has now moved to racially abusing David Coltart.
Speaking in a language that has left many baffled, Gutu seems bent on destroying the Thokozani Khuphe MDC from within.
Two weeks ago, Dr Thokozani Khupe was forced to issue a statement disowning statements made by Obert Gutu in support of police beating up women in Central Harare during peaceful demonstrations by the MDC.
The MDC Spokesman, Khaliphani Phugeni, was forced to clarify that Obert Gutu will be speaking in his personal capacity when he tweets his controversial statements.
However, it is clear that Obert Gutu’s reckless utterances are harming Dr Thokozani Khuphe’s brand. Members of the public can not be expected to believe that a Vice President of the party can be allowed to hold such undemocratic and extreme views and still stay in a democratic party with the values of the MDC.
Is it possible that Obert Gutu is fed up of Dr Thokozani Khuphe and wants to destroy her party from within? Is it Obert Gutu’s plan to show the public that he is untouchable and can go against Dr Khuphe at any time with no consequences?
Time will tell!