Army Denies That Its Officers Helped Mwonzora Take Over Harvest House But “Were Only Assisting The Police To Enforce Covid-19 Lockdown Measures…”
9 June 2020
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ZDF spokesperson Colonel Overson Mugwisi

THE Zimbabwe Defence Forces yesterday dismissed as false, reports that it deployed soldiers to Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House (formerly Harvest House) to seize the building on behalf of the MDC-T led by Dr Thokozani Khupe.

In a statement, ZDF spokesperson Colonel Overson Mugwisi said their members were never deployed to the building.

He said they were assisting the police to enforce Covid-19 lockdown measures.

“Allegations by the private media that the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), accompanied by some youths, seized Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House (MRT House), formerly Harvest House on 5 June 2020, are not true. The ZDF never deployed at MRT House. Current ZDF deployments are in support of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) operations of enforcing Covid-19 lockdown measures,” said Col Mugwisi.

“It is the work of political mischief makers to present online media footage of the ZRP in uniform conducting their duties as the ZDF. ZDF uniform is distinct. All the misinformation is trying to divert public attention from challenges facing their political parties. They should leave us out of their politics.”