Prominent investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono on Monday dismissed social media claims that MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa had been arrested.
Open Space had, without giving details, posted on microblogging site Twitter that Chamisa had been arrested. The post read, “MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa arrested. More to follow.”
However, Chin’ono refuted the claim, saying the report was simply not true. He wrote; “This is not true. Nelson Chamisa has not been arrested!”
This comes after youths aligned to the judicially-reconstructed MDC-T announced that they have resolved their differences with the MDC Alliance and jointly occupied Harvest House, the party’s national headquarters.
According to ZimLive.com, nine MDC Alliance youths were arrested on Monday morning in the vicinity of Harvest House, which was reclaimed by the party last night.
The youths have been identified as Shallon Muvirimi, Winnet Dick, Fadzai Maboreke, Jaison Kautsa, Tafadzwa Matekenya, Tendai Muchekahanzu, Learnmore Chitima, Kingsley Mwachandi, Jeremiah Maponde.
In a statement issued on Monday by Paul Gorekore on behalf of the MDC Youth Assembly (Harare Province), the youths said they made the move as the party had been infiltrated and captured by ZANU-PF elements battling to destroy the “People’s Movement.”