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Opposition MDC-T leader Thokozani Khupe tests positive for coronavirus

By Never Kadungure | Nehanda Politics |

It never rains but pours for former MDC-T interim leader Thokozani Khupe after she confirmed that she has tested positive for the coronavirus. 

MDC Vice President Thokozani Khupe
MDC-T President Thokozani Khupe

Khupe confirmed the news on her Twitter account; “I have tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating and I ask for your prayers,” she tweeted.

It now means everyone who was in contact with Khupe at the MDC-T extra-ordinary congress on Sunday at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) will have to go into self isolation.

Thokozani Khupe tests positive for coronavirus
Thokozani Khupe tests positive for coronavirus

At the congress on Sunday there was a bizarre moment when Khupe used her mask as a handkerchief to wipe her nose before wearing it again.

Commenting on the development, journalist Hopewell Chin’ono tweeted; “This is how IRRESPONSIBLE this Government is. @DrThoko_Khupe has tested positive to the Corona Virus that causes Covid-19.

“Mnangagwa’s regime sanctioned the MDC-T congress allowing more than 1000 people to congregate in violation of its own rules. This was a super spreader event.” Nehanda Radio