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THREE senior MDC-T officials in Mutare appeared in court yesterday facing charges of unlawful entry for allegedly breaking into the party’s offices and stealing various wares, while four others in Chinhoyi were questioned by police over similar allegations.

Infighting in MDC-T provincial structures is escalating following a spate of suspensions and expulsions by party leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai and his secretary-general Mr Tendai Biti, who are at loggerheads over control of the party.

Masvingo executives loyal to Mr Tsvangirai unilaterally dismissed the provincial committee and sealed off the party offices, while threatening violence against those perceived to be aligned to Mr Biti.

In Midlands South, Mr Tsvangirai’s supporters suspended treasurer and former Gweru Urban legislator Mr Rodrick Rutsvara, who attended the Mandel Training Centre meeting that put Mr Tsvangirai’s leadership on ice.

The battle for control of party finances and assets is likely to come to a head when Government releases US$3 million to be shared by political parties with a legally set threshold of Parliamentary representation.

In Mutare, former Mutasa South legislator and Mutare mayor Mr Mischeck Kagurabadza (Manicaland provincial secretary), Mr Knowledge Nyamhoka (provincial secretary for home affairs) and Allen Mukodzani (security officer) appeared before magistrate Mrs Sekai Chiundura.

Source : The Herald