Zanu gives MDC Z$8 billion

JOHANNESBURG


GB style=”FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: ‘Times New Roman’; mso-bidi-font-size: 16.0pt”> – MDC activists in South Africa have reacted with anger over alleged payouts by the Zanu (PF) government to the pro-Senate group.

Former MDC chief security officer, Sox Chikohwero, said the alleged release of Z$8 billion to another faction of the party was a clear testimony that the splinter group is a Zanu (PF) “puppet.”


“MDC has been in the existence for the past six years but they were never given even a single cent by Zanu (PF). To me, those who received the funding are the ruling party’s puppets,” said Sox, who was tortured by Zanu (PF) during the height of the bloody 2000 parliamentary and 2004 presidential elections before he fled to South Africa.


Echoing the same sentiments was the social welfare officer for the Zimbabwe Political Victims Association (ZIPOVA), Joshua “Mambo” Rusere, who castigated Zanu (PF) for double standards.


“Since when has Zanu (PF) become kind to the opposition? Remember we have several high court cases, which are still pending today but without any success. We do query what has led to the Welshman Ncube-led faction being given such huge chunks of money when the country’s economy is bleeding profusely?” said Rusere.


The Zimbabwe Action Support Group (ZASG) Vice Chairperson for South Africa, Godfrey Zviripi, also bashed the Welshman Ncube-led faction for accepting the funds.centre


“This is a clear manifestation of the split. I would like to believe that by accepting the money from Zanu (PF), the MDC faction had sold out. All our long-standing suspicions have been confirmed. I know that MDC have the right to be given the money due to the number of its members in parliament but that has never happened before,” said Zviripi, who is a political scientist.


MDC (pro-Senate) held their Congress over the weekend in Bulawayo and it is suspected that some of the funding went towards payment of hotel accommodation, food and logistics.


Efforts to get comments from former MDC secretary-general Ncube proved fruitless as his mobile was consistently unreachable. – CAJ News

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