In a way, it is therefore a closed chapter. In an interview, MDC Alliance presidential spokesman Nkululeko Sibanda said they would not drop the party`s name, a day after the Khupe Group announced that they would use the alliance founded by several parties in 2017 to contest by-elections for recalled parliamentarians and city councillors. But Rashweat Mukundu, the African adviser to the Denmark-based NGO International Media Support, said: “Zanu-PF has never abandoned its dream of a one-party state, and Mnangagwa has accepted it with great energy.” After the elections, the three member parties, dissidents of the original MDC (MDC-T, MDC-N and PDP), regrouped into a single political party called MDC.  The Supreme Court declared MDC`s leadership null and void and ordered the party to hold an extraordinary convention to replace the late MDC founding president Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of cancer in 2018. . .