By Lloyd Takawira
Following violent disturbances that took place at Morgan Tsvangirayi House formally Harvest House. The MDC headquarters .
The Zimbabwe Republic Police has acknowledged that there in receipt of reports of intraparty violence that allegedly involved youths aligned to MDC former secretary general Mr Douglas Mwonzora and that of party president Advocate Nelson Chamisa .
In a statement ZRP said
“We have received reports on intra-party political violence at Harvest House on Saturday.
Youths aligned to different factions clashed and left some injured. We have four people who have filed reports of assault including a passer-by who was caught in the crossfire,” said Asst Comm Nyathi.
“We have one Bernard Nyaika, aged 35, who made a report of assault. Other people who filed reports are Neighbour Login Masale and one Blessed Mushonga, and a passer-by who was caught in the crossfire. As police we are carrying out thorough investigations to establish what took place on the day in question.”
Party deputy spokesperson Mr Luke Tamborinyoka was not available, while Mr Mwonzora promised to call back but had not done so at the time of going to print. Last week, Mr Mwonzora launched a scathing attack on the party leadership accusing them of paying youths to issue “irresponsible statements”
Sources at MRT house say fractional fights in twenty year old opposition movement have reached yet another tipping point .
Reports of a another split have also surfaced with Mr Mwonzora and his ally Engineer Elias Mudzuri tauted as the chief culprits .