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NEWLY-APPOINTED MDC-T acting secretary-general Tapiwa Mashakada has aised the party’s provincial officials to properly secure party assets amid fears the property could be grabbed by a rival faction led by axed secretary-general Tendai Biti.

Mashakada was appointed MDC-T acting secretary-general on Tuesday after Biti was summarily expelled alongside 10 other “rebel” MPs after they staged a boardroom coup deacutetat against party leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his entire top leadership.

Soon after his appointment, Mashakada wrote to all provincial secretaries aising them to safeguard the assets and ensure they were not grabbed by members of Biti’s faction.

“All provincial secretaries are instructed to take all necessary steps to safeguard and protect all party properties in their provinces,” he said.

The order comes hard on the heels of the arrest of former Mutasa South MP Misheck Kagurabadza on Monday on allegations of breaking into the party’s provincial offices in Mutare and stealing some office equipment.

Kagurabadza, who is the party’s Manicaland provincial secretary, is believed to be sympathetic to the Biti faction.

The former Mutare mayor and his alleged accomplices Knowledge Nyamboka and Allan Mukodzani were not asked to plead when they appeared before Mutare magistrate Sekai Chiundura yesterday for initial remand.

Charges against the three are that on April 28 this year, they unlawfully and intentionally broke into the party office and stole a computer, photocopier and some computer accessories all valued at $2 000.

The three were granted $150 bail each and remanded to May 14.

Source : New Zimbabwe