Morgan Tsvangirai’s daughter, Vimbai Java, had to be escorted out of a venue in Glen View South as her rivals threatened violence.

The rivals were furious that she was attempting to impose herself in the constituency. Party members demanded that Vimbai should defend herself in a primary election against four other candidates.

Job Sikhala was also left fuming, accusing some unnamed party officials of plotting to push him out of the race.

“Leaders must never be afraid of the people. The roadmap to our internal processes was clearly enunciated by the secretary for elections as approved by the national council and executive. Consensus by candidates must be done in the open, with district assembly, not five people,” he said.

Sikhala claimed that five party officials visited the constituency prior to the meeting claiming to be members of the district management committee tasked to lead the consensus-building meetings.