The reinstated interim secretary-general of the opposition MDC-T, Douglas Mwonzora has claimed that 12 MDC-T youths are being held hostage at Harvest House by G40 youths who assisted the rival MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa to seize the premises.
He told reporters on Friday that they will use legal channels to repossess the party headquarters. Mwonzora added:
Some G40 members connived with some of our youths to occupy our headquarters. We have reports that some G40 youths who are occupying our building have dangerous weapons such as petrol bombs. The law will take its course.
There are using petrol bombs to threaten party leadership. It’s a question of time before we repossess the party headquarters, Harvest House.
G40 is a ZANU PF faction that was believed to be led by the former first lady Grace Mugabe. Former ministers, Jonathan Moyo, Saviour Kaukuwere, Walter Mzembi, and Patrick Zhuwao are some individuals strongly linked to the faction.
The faction fought then Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Lacoste faction as the succession race intensified during the last days of the late former President Robert Mugabe’s last days in office.
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