Senator Mwonzora has the last laugh over the trio’s office battle

Senator Mwonzora has the last laugh over the trio’s office battle

MDC Party led by Douglas Mwonzora recently took back ownership of the opposition party offices in Bulawayo which were occupied by the Citizen Coalition for Change (CCC) and youths aligned to Nelson Chamisa.

The property, named the Gertrude Mthombeni House, is situated at Number 41 Fort Street between Second and Third Avenue in Bulawayo.

The party offices in question were named in honour of the late veteran trade unionist, who had also served as a national executive member of the original MDC party led by the late Morgan Richard Tsvangirai.

“We were in Bulawayo to officially hand over our offices to the provincial leadership. As you know, our offices in Fort Street were occupied by criminals who came and took our offices and painted them yellow. Then the criminals came again and repainted them blue,” said Senator Mwonzora.

With many suggesting it’s a symbol of confusion within the opposition politicians in Zimbabwe, for decades the office has been known as ‘The home of MDC’ which later split into MDC-T led by the late former Prime Minister Tsvangirai.

Whilst with the developments of politics, youths who were said to be aligned with former CCC President Chamisa, went to the party office after Chamisa announced his resignation from the party and repainted it blue from yellow.

The colour blue movement has been associated with a new political party which is being led by ousted CCC politicians from the party by Sengezo Tshabangu.

The MDC party a former brotherly party stepped in, stating it owned the building and asked the CCC or the Blue Movement supporters to vacate the property immediately.

Previously the CCC party under its leadership of Senator Sengezo Tshabangu challenged Chamisa’s alleged supporters for damaging what they stated as their property and painted the precast wall blue.

In a recent development, the MDC party that has the last laugh as CCC has to pay US$90,000 to their former colleagues.

To many people they foresee the wall ending up being a colour block.

Tapiwa Rubaya

Tapiwa Rubaya is the current affairs, fashion and sports reporter at My Afrika Magazine.

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