POLICE officers are laying siege at the opposition MDC’s headquarters in Harare, the Morgan Tsvangirai House, blocking officials from both the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC and those from the Nelson Chamisa-led party from entering, as the fight for the control of the party and its assets rages.

Zimbabwe Republic Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi could not immediately comment on why police have besieged the party offices since Tuesday and promised to give a position later.

But when Zimtrending visited the party offices early on Thursday, a police truck was parked at the entrance of the party headquarters with armed officers milling around.

Our news crew witnessed officers forcing people who were near the offices to the ground, some of them who had no connection to the opposition party.

MDC Alliance secretary general, Chalton Hwende said he did not know why the police were there, but said a group of youth, allegedly linked to Khupe went to the Morgan Tsvangirai House on Wednesday trying to get access into the building claiming they were now in charge.

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