Thokozani Khupe goes bald over poll ‘theft’

MDC-T deputy president Thokozani Khupe has launched a unique protest at what her party describes as electoral theft, saying she will shave her head and maintain a bald look until President Robert Mugabe gets out of power.

Report by Staff Reporter

Addressing MDC-T supporters last Thursday, Khupe said her bald look symbolised her mourning of Zanu PF’s “electoral theft” in the July 31 national polls.

“We were in the Midlands and learnt that in Emmerson Mnangagwa’s constituency, there are 18 000 people according to the census, but more than 30 000 people voted in the elections,” she said.

“Where have you seen such corruption and theft? When I heard of that, I went to the barbershop and shaved my head. I will remain bald until Mugabe goes. Those who want to follow suit and assist me can also do so.”

Khupe, a cancer survivor, who has previously spotted the bald look, said her party had the support of God.

“There is a Bible quote, which says if God be for us then who can be against us,” she said.

“God is for MDC-T and (party leader Morgan) Tsvangirai and therefore, no one can be against you.”

Giving a closing prayer, Lobengula suburb legislator Samuel Sipepa Nkomo said, had Tsvangirai won, in the absence of the security sector reforms, there was going to be bloodshed in the country.

The MDC-T has dismissed the recent elections as a farce saying the exercise was marred with irregularities. Tsvangirai accused the army of rigging the elections on behalf of Zanu PF.

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