The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) have arrested MDC Alliance vice presidents Tendai Biti and Lynnette Karenyi-Kore together with several other party officials for trying to get access into the party headquarters , Harvest House.
Among the arrested are national standing committee member Lovemore Chinoputsa, deputy secretary general David Chimhini and secretary for international relations Gladys Hlatywayo.
The arrest comes barely less than 12hours since the Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T camp gained access into the party headquarters with the assistance of the army and police in the late hours of Thursday.
Biti and his team arrived saying they wanted to access their offices as they were the rightful owners of the party headquarters, but the police officers on the ground refused to attend to them, directing them to their superiors at the Harare Central police station.
After attempts to access Harvest House were thwarted, the MDC Alliance officials started singing and an order was made for them to be arrested.
But not before an angry Chinoputsa took time to accuse the police of pursuing President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s agenda of destroying the MDC Alliance by working with Khupe and the MDC-T secretary general Douglas Mwonzora.
“Shame on you Mnangagwa and all you who are being used by him. This will end in a new Zimbabwe. This will all stop,” he said as he was being dragged into a police truck.