The interim leader of the opposition MDC-T, Thokozani Khupe has ordered the MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa to vacate Bulawayo offices not later than Monday.
This was confirmed by MDC Alliance Bulawayo provincial spokesperson Swethern Chirowodza who said MDC-T Bulawayo provincial secretary, Nomvula Mguni Friday visited the party offices along Fort Street and ordered MDC Alliance workers to vacate the premises.
Speaking to New Zimbabwe, Chirowodza said his party will resist any move to take the property from the Alliance. He said:
It is true that Mguni visited our party offices on Friday and instructed our people to vacate the premises by Monday.
Mguni said Sidumiso Moyo who was the administrator in 2014 will now be in charge of office.
However, we find this order odd because we are legally occupying these offices after we got a court order when the Khupe thugs tried to forcibly take the property from us.
The development comes when tensions between the two MDC outfits are already high over MDC Alliance’s seizure of Harvest House from Khupe’s outfit and MDC-T’s recalling of legislators and local government officials who backed Nelson Chamisa.
This also comes amid reports that the national councils of both sides have been holding private meetings to pave way for talks between Khupe and Chamisa.
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