See-saw Affair As MDC Youths Take Over Control Of Harvest House
28 September 2020
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Paul Nyathi

A group made of both MDC Alliance and MDC-T youths on Sunday night entered and took over Harvest House building housing headquarters of the opposition party in central Harare.

In a see-saw affair, the building was initially snatched from the Nelson Chamisa led MDC Alliance in June by the Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T with the help of state security services.

The youths posted on social media that they had taken over control of the building as both MDC-T and MDC Alliance in a bid to bring sanity into the leadership row in the opposition party.

The youths promised to give full details of the takeover through a virtual press conference on Monday.

Paul Gorekore, the MDC-T’s current youth chairman for Harare province led the takeover by the “united” youths. MDC Alliance youth chairman for Harare Denford Ngadziore is understood to have also entered Harvest House.

In a statement on Facebook, Gorekore said: “MDC-T Harare province (2014 structures) has taken over control of the party HQ tonight. This has been necessitated by our realisation of the need to unite the people in the fight for a better Zimbabwe.

“We as the youths have decided to go beyond our differences and unite to resolve the current crisis. We have been concerned by recent developments where the party (MDC-T) has been infiltrated by some Zanu PF elements battling to destroy the people’s movement thereby aiding the suffering of the masses.”