Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) founding president Morgan Tsvangirai was forced to cut short his visit to Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo, on Thursday following the continuing police siege of his party’s headquarters in Harare.
Tsvangirai addressed one meeting in the city before leaving his deputy, Thokozani Khuphe, to continue with other schedule meetings.
In Njube high density suburb, dozens of Zanu PF youths are reported to have invaded a meeting that was being addressed by Khuphe and severely assaulted MDC-T activists.
Some women allegedly had their clothes torn by the marauding youths.
Police, however, are reported to have arrested dozens of MDC-T supporters including some top officials.
MDC-T deputy provincial spokesperson, Felix Magalela Mafa Sibanda, who said the MDC-T supporters were defending themselves.