MDC Alliance secretary-general Chalton Hwende has responded to MDC-T chairperson Morgen Komichi after the latter bragged of being in control of the Morgan Richard Tsvangirai (MRT) House, formerly Harvest House, the original MDC’s national headquarters.
In a post on Facebook this Thursday, Hwende said at the right time, the MDC Alliance will repossess what rightfully belongs to the people.
Hwende slammed the MDC-T for using violence to take control of MRT House from the MDC Alliance last year.
The former Kuwadzana MP also hit out at Komichi for his remarks to the effect that the MDC-T has commenced a process to stop the Nelson Chamisa-led party from using the MDC Alliance name. Said Hwende:
In the fullness of time, everything that belongs to the People will be returned to the People. Thousands died fighting for democratic Change, MRT House is the revolutionary house and symbol for our resilience.
It was taken by brute force by a criminal syndicate masquerading as a political party. President Tsvangirai was a People’s President he did not own the People or MRT House.
He was selected by the People as the symbol of our Struggle he is resting in peace now and the new Symbol of Our Struggle is President Chamisa.
Zvana Komichi zvekuchemera Zita and the People is a sideshow let’s not get distracted a name is nothing we are defined and identified by our unwavering commitment to the struggle for the emancipation of our people.
While giving a speech on the third anniversary of the late MDC founding father Morgan Tsvangirai’s death on Sunday, Komichi said:
The name MDC Alliance is ours. We are going to stop those who are using the name.
We have a legal position which says MDC Alliance is our name. Anyone who is using it is misguided.
We have started the process to stop them from using the name and I cannot tell you our strategies. They must come up with a name of their own.