A spokesman for opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Monday had to mount a dangerous escape from the 6th floor of the party’s Harvest House headquarters after riot police raided the premises and arrested over 15 activists.
In this picture made available to Nehanda Radio, Tsvangirai’s spokesman Luke Tamborinyoka can be seen being helped by colleagues escape from the building.
THE GREAT ESCAPE…….I was helped down by colleagues to mount the great escape from the 6th floor after armed riot police raided Harvest House for the umpteenth time yesterday……” Tamborinyoka wrote on his Facebook page.
Police arrested at least 15 MDC employees over allegations of assaulting a Zanu PF supporter on Saturday. The MDC members of staff included three students on attachment and MDC deputy national chairman Morgen Komichi.
They were dragged to Harare Central Police Station where they were awaiting an identification parade. MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora claimed the raid was a smokescreen to glean information from Harvest House.
“They even ransacked the office of the president on the fifth floor. They went to the fourth floor which is the information department. We can only guess they wanted information,” Mwonzora said.