Bloodbath at MDC Kwekwe offices


Staff Reporter

Youths linked to MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora clashed with their rivals led by Nelson Chamisa yesterday over the control of the Kwekwe party offices.

According to the Youth Assembly  deputy spokesperson  Womberaishe Nhende MDC-A has foiled an attempted hostile takeover of its Kwekwe offices by youths linked to the judicially-created MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora.

In a post on Twitter, MDC-A youth league leader Nhende said some of their youths were injured during the skirmishes.

“Today some violent youths aligned to the [Douglas] Mwonzora et al outfit attempted to steal our office in Kwekwe with the help of the army as usual.

“However their attempt was foiled by our resilient youths, sadly some have been badly injured. We urge Mwonzora to abstain from violence” he said.

Nhende said one of their members of security manning the offices is hospitalized.

However, MDC Alliance Midlands province deputy spokesperson Searchmore Muringami failed to confirm the incident.

Muringami said ” at the moment we are not allowed to comment on anything”.

The MDC T cliche led by Thokozani Khupe released a press statement commenting on the unrests.

According to the press release MDC-T provincial administrator Victor Chidende was attacked around 5am on Saturday 26 September.

Chidende is said to be receiving treatment at Kwekwe general hospital.

MDC T information and publicity department said the attack was orchestrated by Mbizo legislative Assembly rep Settlement Chikwinya who is funded by. Aaron Chinhara and G40.

The MDC T claim that there was an attempt on the life of Elias Mashavira of Gokwe, Mashavira is the one who took MDC T to court after it’s late leader Morgan Tsvangirai had unconstitutionally appointed two other vice presidents without going to the Congress.

In June this year, MDC-T activists, with the support of soldiers, seized the Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House, formerly known as Harvest House.

The offices were being used by Nelson Chamisa’s MDC Alliance as its national headquarters.

MDC fighting has hit the lowest ebb with the 2014 structures recognized leadership swopping on every opportunity to decimate rivalry faction.

Reports indicates that Khupe wants to recall Mayors from Redcliff municipality and the city of Kwekwe for aligning with Nelson Chamisa who leads the MDC Alliance.

Sources privy to the ongoings in MDC T said that Kweekwe mayor Angeline Kasipo and her deputy, Shadreck Tobaiwa and the Redcliff mayor Clayton Masiyatsva and deputy Vincent Masiiwa are facing recalls from their positions.

“Khupe’s faction is targeting to recall mayor Angeline Kasipo and her deputy Shadreck Tobaiwa. Other councillors targeted are Ward 3 councillor Pikurai Msipha, Ward 5 councillor Melody Chingarande and Ward 14 councillor Eric Rukavhairo,” a source said.

Only three councillors from Kwekwe have crossed the floor to join Khupe.

Joshua Tinago Ward 11, Mercy Ranga Ward 4 and Future Titora Ward 2 defected to the reconstituted MDC-T.