Thokozani Khupe Celebrates 58th Birthday

Zimbabwean politician, Thokozani Khupe celebrates her 58th birthday today.

Khupe was born in Bulawayo on the 18th of November 1963. She is a mother of three, two twin boys and a girl.

The former leader of MDC T took to social media to celebrate her 58th birthday.

“Today I celebrate my 58th birthday and I would like to thank my late parents Fanelo Khupe and Catherine Nleya for bringing me up to become the woman that I am now. I became an MP at 37, a Deputy Prime Minister at 46 and a PhD holder at 54,” she posted.

Khupe started her activism in the 1980s when she was part of a strong trade union movement agitating for better working conditions.

She was elected Member of Parliament for Makokoba in the 2000 elections.

She was rewarded in 2006 when she was voted MDC Vice-President, a position which she held until the death of the founding President Morgan Tsvangirai and later expelled from the party but in March 2020 she was reinstated as the Acting President of MDC-T after the Supreme Court ruled that the party revert to the 2014 structures.

She also represented her party in government in 2009 when she became the first-ever Deputy Prime Minister in the history of Zimbabwe