Douglas Mwonzora, the reinstated Secretary-General of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai (MDC-T) led by Thokozani Khupe, has informed the party’s structures of the takeover of the Morgan Tsvangirai House formerly known as Harvest House.
Mwonzora claims the ‘handover-takeover’ was done peacefully following communication with the leader of the MDC Alliance Nelson Chamisa whose party has been occupying the premises.
Meanwhile, the Secretary-General of the MDC Alliance, Chalton Hwende claims MDC-T used soldiers to “illegally evict” the MDC Alliance.
Mwonzora is alleged to have previously written to the police seeking assistance in “flashing out the criminal gang occupying the premises… who have been in the premises threatening violence.”
In an interview that followed the reports of the letter, he , however, denied ever writing such a letter.
We present Mwonzora’s memo in full below.
MEMORANDUM DATE: 04 June 2020
From: Secretary-General Hon. D. Mwonzwora
To ALL MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL IN ALL PROVINCES
Re: Handover Takeover of Harvest House
The party wishes to advise that following the communication sent by the Acting President Dr. T. Khupe to Advocate N. Chamisa, the latter has today through party officials allowed for a peaceful handover takeover of control of the Morgan Tsvangirai House (Harvest House).
We are grateful for this display of cooperation. Henceforth, all meetings will be held at Morgan Tsvangirai House.
Hon. Douglas Mwonzora