The trustees of Harvest House, the headquarters of the MDC Alliance, are reportedly approaching the courts seeking an eviction order to eject the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T after it seized the building on Thursday night with the help of the country’s security forces.
According to Zim Morning Post, the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance signed a 20-years lease with the trustees after the MDC-T lease expired in December 2019. The publication quotes its “impeccable” source as saying:
MDC Alliance signed a new lease in December 2019 and it runs for 20 years.
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MDC-T had the lease which elapsed in December 2019 and then the MDC alliance took over.
As it stands the MDC-T are breaking the law by invading private spaces.
On Friday, the building was barricaded by police details clearly on instructions to stop MDC Alliance officials from accessing their headquarters, also known as Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House.
Several top MDC Alliance officials, among them party vice president Tendai Biti and deputy secretary-general David Chimhini, were arrested and bundled in a police truck when they visited the offices.