THE Dr Thokozani Khupe led MDC has kicked out a faction led by Mr Nelson Chamisa from its Morgan Tsvangirai headquarters.
Although there was some resistance from loyalists of Mr Chamisa, whose ascendancy to the party’s presidency in 2018 was annulled by the courts recently, the MDC national chairperson Senator Morgen Komichi said they are now calling the shots from the Morgan Tsvangirai House.
“Yes, I can confirm that we have finally occupied our headquarters, Richard Morgan Tsvangirai House. During a handover and takeover definitely there is some resistance from some certain characters. We are currently carrying an audit,” said Senator Komichi.
Meanwhile, the MDC Alliance has issued a statement following the take over of Morgan Tsvangirai House by the MDC-T led by Thokozani Khupe with the assistance of the country's security forces.
Part of the statement reads:
At approximately 10pm on the 4th of June 2020, a truckload of armed soldiers and police officers assisted twenty youths to forcibly gain entry into the MDC Alliance Headquarters, Harvest House.
The soldiers severely assaulted our security personnel who were manning the building. The youths locked themselves in the building, refusing to leave.
The MDC-Alliance Secretary-General Mr Chalton Hwende immediately attended the scene and tried to make a police report. The Zimbabwe Republic Police refused to take the report and advised that he should speak to the soldiers who in turn denied the Secretary-General entry to the building.