The reinstated interim Secretary-General of the opposition MDC-T, Senator Douglas Mwonzora has accused Nelson Chamisa leader of the MDC Alliance of planning the repossession of the Harvest House by the MDC Alliance.
The premises, now known as Morgan Tsvangirai House has for months now been used by the MDC-T after taking it over from MDC Alliance with the assistance of the state army.
Mwonzora’s remarks come after reports which suggest that some MDC-T youths on Sunday connived with MDC Alliance youths to transfer the premises to MDC Alliance.
Addressing members of the media after visiting the building, Mwonzora said they will take the premises back. He said:
It is a question of time we are going to take our property back and we are taking it today. They are Mr, Chamisa people he arranged it we know that. These people were organised and funded by G40 to take over our building, they have taken it unlawfully and violently.
We are not going to listen to any demands they are not in a position to make any demands they are in a weak position legally or physically. It is very different in the sense that we had a court order allowing us to occupy our building peacefully. There are people who have been held hostage and there are people inside who are from the MDC Alliance.
Tensions between the two factions have been worsening lately as the leaders are seemingly not enthusiastic about resolving the issues amicably.
Chamisa has since 2018 been wrangling with MDC-T leader Thokozani Khupe to replace the MDC’s founding leader the late Morgan Tsvangirai who succumbed to cancer in 2018.
The Supreme Court, ruling on the MDC’s ongoing leadership crisis said Khupe was the legitimate leader further enhancing the rift between the MDC factions as many aligned to Chamisa refused to accept Khupe as their leader.