MDC Alliance co-vice presidents, Tendai Biti, and Karenyi Kore were Friday arrested at the party headquarters, Harvest House, now known as Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House.

The two VPs, Gladys Hlatshwayo, and her deputy Lovemore Chinoputsa, Manicaland provincial chair, David Chimhini wanted to gain entrance and address a press conference.

MDC Alliance spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere confirmed the arrests and said the army and police took over control of the building Thursday at 10 pm.

According to Mahere, the State security agents manhandled the MDC Alliance internal security took possession of the building without a court order.

Secretary General Charlton Hwende’s attempts to engage police officers were resisted as he was told to engage the army.

Mahere told reporters the soldiers are still in the building which has been locked from inside.

“This puts paid and completely supports what we have said that (Thokozani) Khupe and (Douglas) Mwonzora are being used by Zanu PF to dismember the genuine MDC, we will resist this and we will fight back politically and resist what has taken place,” she said.

“This afternoon vice presidents Biti and Kore tried to gain entrance into the building and they were arrested by the police. We have no court order against us or stopping us and we are completely shocked and flabbergasted that State agents are being used outside the law in a complete affront on our rights and rule of law to do violence and try to dismember a political party.