MDC Alliance has dismissed claims that the embattled party was secretly being funded by the South African president Cyril Ramaphosa saying the reports were part of a grand plot to derail the “people’s movement”.
The claims follows the recent stunt pulled by Zanu-Pf information director Tafadzwa Mugwadi who threatened to drop a “bombshell” that would expose reasons behind the visit by ANC delegates last year.
Recent media reports have revealed that Mugwadi’s threats have been followed by a widespread belief in Zanu-Pf that Ramaphosa was secretly funding the MDC Alliance.
Responding to the allegations, MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa accused president Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration of systematically dismantling its operations through the use of courts, denying it access to political funding and recalling its councillors and MPs from public office.
Speaking to NewZimbabwe.com on Tuesday, MDC Alliance deputy spokesperson Clifford Hlatywayo dismissed Zanu Pf claims describing them as an attempt to “derail the people’s project”.
“We want the world to know that we are the MDC Alliance led by President Nelson Chamisa. It is a people and mass based organisation which draws financial support from its members and no-one else.
No other parties or individuals are in the business of funding us but as you know Zanu PF has been working flat out to derail the people’s movement,” he said.
He added that Zanu-Pf took away the constitutionally guaranteed funding under the Political Finance Act and instead gave it to their stooges fronted by Douglas Mwonzora.
“Zanu PF created Mwonzora’s faction in a bid to make sure the money flows back to and within Zanu PF,” he said.