MDC-T Still Trying To Secure Funding For Campaign, Zanu-PF Has US$200 Million

5 years agoFri, 08 Jun 2018 12:26:45 GMT
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MDC-T Still Trying To Secure Funding For Campaign, Zanu-PF Has US$200 Million

The opposition MDC-T is reported to be facing funding problems ahead of the July 30 elections. On the other hand, the ruling Zanu-PF is reported to have received at least US$200 million from China, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Equatorial Guinea.

A source who spoke to The Zimbabwe Independent said,

There are slush funds from Treasury and security investments. This is key and includes paying for party candidates’ nomination fees, allowances for polling agents. There will be three agents per polling station: one inside, one outside and for relieving either the one inside or the one outside. The fourth is paid for by the party or candidate and that, too, is from donated funds,” a source said. “The security was also used to purchase vehicles for each of the 210 constituency candidates, 60 senatorial candidates and 60 women’s quota candidates.

MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora confirmed the funding issues saying,

We have been financing our campaign program through donations from our friends, party members and well-wishers. But obviously Zanu has more resources than us, it abuses state resources to finance its campaign.

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More: The Zimbabwe Independent



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