The move is according to reports in line with the revolutionary party’s warning to clamp down all MDC supporters after the World Cup, it has emerged.
The affected MDC-T supporters who reside in Matererini flats in Mbare,Starman Chamisa,Patrick Kamanga,Hwamanda,Marshal and Titus Tsvangirai said they were now residing at the party’s Harvest House after they were forced out of their homes on Wednesday by the rowdy Zanu (PF)militia.
“We are now living in fear. Zanu (PF) senior youth officer Jim Kunaka,Gonyora the Harare’s party security officer and one Gobvu are leading a team of violent militia who are terrorising well known MDC-T activists in the in Mbare,” said Titus Tsvangirai.
“They are moving around in numbers singing revolutionary songs and telling residents that they were waiting for the World cup to be finalised so that they can unleash violence. They are threatening to evict every MDC-T supporter residing in any of Mbare hostels, saying the (hostels) belong to Zanu (PF).
“After the opening of parliament on Tuesday they approached our Matererini hostel and ordered every one without Zanu (PF) membership card to vacate,” he said at the MDC-T party headquarters in Harare.
Tsvangirai added that the youth militia also warned to evict MDC supporters out of the market area.
Another MDC-T youth who claimed to be affected said he had been sleeping at a friend’s house since Monday after he was approached during the day by some of the members of Chipangano who threatened him with death.
“The told me that it was high time they take my life because I had refused to join them. They also said the unity government was among the three GPA principals not party supporters because they were not invited to sign the GPA.
The MDC-T youths said they had reported the case to Mbare police and they had so far summoned one Zanu (PF) youth known as Gombo for questioning.
Zimbabwe Republic police Provincial spokesperson Inspector James Sabau said in a telephone interview that those reports had not come to his attention.
“Those reports have not yet reached our office. I am however going to contact Mbare police stations and ascertain whether they have received such complaints. As police we do not tolerate violence and I assure you that if such things are happening perpetrators are going to be brought to book,” he said, promising to get back to this reporter after his investigations.
A senior Zanu (PF) official based in Ruwa told this reporter recently that they were waiting for the end of the World Cup to unleash violence against MDC.
On Tuesday in Harare at the event marking the opening of the 3rd session of the parliament, Zanu (PF) bussed youth who came and sang derogatory songs against MDC-T party leader Morgan Tsvangirai and
they were not arrested by the police who were present.