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The Sunday Mail reports that rivals are pushing for the arrest of MDC acting leader, Nelson Chamisa. An anti-Chamisa official who is high up in the party hierarchy said: “Chamisa’s hunger for power is amazing. He could not wait for our president to be buried. But this time, we are going to find a solution to deal with him that may catch him by surprise.

“You could soon see him being called by the police to explain what happened in Buhera. The matter cannot simply end like this and yet some hired thugs tried to burn down a house in which three very senior party officials had retreated to when faced with assault.”

Another official claimed Adv Chamisa sponsored hooligans to intimidate his opponents at the burial.

“There is a lot going on and many people are not happy with the manner that he is acting. He is now appearing like a dictator. At public functions, he does not allow anyone else to speak because he wants all the glory to be accorded to him.”
Yesterday, Adv Chamisa dismissed the allegations.

“Those are petty issues,” he said. “I don’t comment on those issues. Get in touch with (director of communications in the MDC-T president’s office) Luke (Tamborinyoka) or (MDC-T secretary for security) Giles Mutsekwa.”