HARARE Magistrates’ Court on Friday granted an interim relief in favour of Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T prohibiting MDC Alliance officials from occupying Morgan Tsvangirai House, formerly Harvest House, Zim Morning Post can exclusively reveal.
Khupe-led MDC-T which is locked in a dispute with MDC Alliance, seized Morgan Tsvangirai House on Thursday night with the assistance of the army and police.
Matters then came to a head on Friday afternoon after MDC Alliance deputy presidents Lynette Karenyi-Kore and Tendai Biti attempted to reoccupy Morgan Tsvangirai House.
The MDC Alliance officials were arrested after clashing with police.
Their lawyers say they have been charged with “criminal nuisance,” accused of singing, moving and allegedly blocking the road.
The battle for control of the opposition’s citadel of power then took a new twist with trustees of the property muting approaching the courts seeking an eviction order to eject the Khupe-led MDC-T.
This came against the background that Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance signed a 20-years lease with the trustees.
MDC-T had a lease which elapsed in December 2019 and then the MDC alliance took over, insiders say.
However, before the Nelson Chamisa camp could implement the aforementioned move, MDC-T pulled the rug underneath their feet by quickly obtaining an interim relief prohibiting MDC Alliance officials from coming to the premise
According to a draft order gleaned by Zim Morning Post, MDC-T, Morgen Komichi and the MDC Alliance have been given up to June 9 2020 at 11:15am to show cause why the following order should be made.
MDC-T are seeking a final order that will prohibit MDC Alliance from “disturbing MDC-T and Morgen Komichi’s peaceful and undisturbed use and possession of Morgan Tsvangirai House. “