The politician and lawyer had announced he was resigning for “personal and private reasons.”
Once fierce critic of the ruling party, Gutu seems to have abandoned his anti-Zanu PF rhetoric and was a strong defender of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s dialogue platform with a handful opposition parties.
This has invited strong rebuke by some MDC-T supporters and ordinary Zimbabweans.
However, the former Deputy Justice Minister in the now defunct inclusive government denied plans to join Zanu PF.
In an interview with NewZimbabwe.com, the party’s spokesperson, Khaliphani Phugeni said Khupe will miss Gutu.
I will surely miss him,” she said through her spokesperson.
“I do appreciate that he ne to concentrate on his personal and business interests.
The MDC-T is a break-away faction of the main MDC now led by Nelson Chamisa.
Khupe and Gutu were expelled from the party in 2018 following a fierce fall-out with Chamisa over who should succeed late MDC founding leader, Morgan Tsvangirai.
The party is represented in Parliament by outspoken MP, Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga, a proportional representative MP in Bulawayo Metropolitan Province and Bulawayo Senator Mildred Dube.