While in an interview with Trevor Ncube, Douglas Mwonzora gave an account of what transpired at the takeover of the Harvest House by the MDC T which is contrary to what was reported and what was seen on footage that circulated on social media.
Mwonzora was responding to a question about the perception that the military and the police helped them to take over the Morgan Tsvangirai House when he said:
The takeover of Harvest House was actually done by three youngsters as a result of the plan we had conceived. It was done at 5pm, we had taken about a month planning this, we planned it well and the three youngsters took over. When they took over, they invited the other 12 to make them 15 and this was again according to plan.
This is after I had asked Nelson Chamisa and Charlton Hwende to give over administration of Morgan Tsvangirai House, they had promised there would be bloodshed, and there would be a bloodbath and so on. I told them that the time we take Harvest House, it would be so smooth. The police were not involved; they only came more than three hours later.
This was in response to Charlton Hwende, who came with 45 people. I think it was smart, cleverly done, and I also think that the youngsters who did it, did it well. I can also share a secret, that one of the enticements was mealie-meal. Somebody was asked to go and buy mealie-meal and they left the guard.
While it is not clear what Mwonzora was trying to say since he did not get into finer details of his 3 member takeover, speculation becomes rife that Mwonzora by that narrative is trying to sanitize the infamous takeover that made opposition party members and other organisations conclude that he was working with the ruling party to decimate the MDC Alliance.
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