MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora on Monday said his party will soon take over all offices under the control of the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance (MDC-A).
Mwonzora said this after the youths loyal to Chamisa blocked the MDC-T from holding a meeting at the party offices in Kwekwe, Midlands Province, over the weekend. Said Mwonzora:
When we came to the Midlands, we did not intend to take over the offices but we just wanted to use them for our meeting but there are some who are still in denial as to who owns that office. We are now working on taking away our properties from these hooligans.
We are definitely going take over and occupy our offices and properties it’s only a matter of time.
However, MDC-A national organising secretary, Amos Chibaya, told The Herald that the party is now much prepared to resist a hostile takeover of its offices and the Mwonzora camp should not dare attempt another seizure. He said:
I want to assure you that we are much prepared and what happened at Harvest house when (Mr) Mwonzora and company moved into our offices will not happen again.
We will be there waiting for them. Let them dare take any of the party’s offices and you will see what will happen.
Last month youths aligned to the MDC-T seized Richard Tsvangirai House, also known as Harvest House which was under the control of the MDC-A. Reports allege that soldiers and police assisted the takeover of the opposition party’s national headquarters.