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Khupe Claims $150 Million Windfall

Khupe Claims $150 Million Windfall

A faction of the opposition MDC-T led by suspended party deputy president Thokozani Khupe has demanded funding from the State under the Political Parties (Finance) Act.

This comes after Treasury released $149 million (about US$1.3 million at the official exchange rate) for the MDC-T under the Act.

According to an Extra-Ordinary Government Gazette released on Thursday, ZANU PF received $350 million and the MDC-T got $149 million.

Under the Political Parties (Finance) Act, a political party that receives at least 5% of the vote in an election is entitled to State funding. The MDC-T however, received less than 5% of the 2018 election vote.

The other MDC-T faction is led by Douglas Mwonzora who has been at loggerheads with the Khupe outfit in recent times.

Speaking to NewsDay yesterday, MDC-T (Khupe) spokesperson Ntando Ndlovu said:

What the people of Zimbabwe must understand is that the money is for the MDC-T party. Mwonzora has formed his own party, the MDC Alliance.

The money is for the MDC-T. The Supreme Court judgment made it clear that the MDC Alliance is not a political party, so we are expecting the money to be given to the MDC-T party.

Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) (formerly MDC Alliance) treasurer-general David Coltart the money should go to the MDC Alliance or no one. Said Coltart:

In 2018, there were two MDC political parties, the MDC Alliance and the MDC-T, but the MDC-T failed to get 5% of the total votes.

So the money either goes to MDC Alliance or no one, the $149 850 000 is an illegality considering the name changes and all.

Political analyst Vivid Gwede said the ZANU PF-led government wanted to deprive Chamisa of public finances. Said Gwede:

ZANU PF has already made sure through various ways that the Chamisa-led entity, by whatever name, is deprived of public finances.

Going forward the CCC party will have to fend for itself until it wins seats and be due for its disbursement.

As we have also seen, citizens are willing to donate through online platforms which creates an even more organic and important connection with the new party.

More: NewsDay


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5 Comments

R'G 4 months ago

What Dr khupe is saying is very reasonable the mdc alliance is the party that won the votes and we all know that it was a coalition of many political parties , so if mdc alliance was not a party then why not split the money to the respective political parties why give the money to mdc and mwonzora , this matter was corruptedly solved in fact it was not solved at all and it pains me kunzwa kuti metre yapihwa mwonzora zvinongorwadza zvega


Mephistophles 5 months ago

Disbursements under the PFA, currently, are issued to whoever is more useful to Zanu Pf. After the December 2020 MDCT Congress, ED congratulated Mwonzora thus showing who they see as more useful to their agenda. Mari yatoenda kuna Dougy. If the Alliance with all its legion of lawyers failed to get the PFA disbursement then how can a menow like Khupe get an allocation? The courts will never embarass Zanu Pf on this one.


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 5 months ago

THERE WERE SOME OF US WHO WERE ARGUING THAT KHUPE COULD NOT FORM SPLINTER PARTY BECAUSE IT WAS NOT IN THEIR CONSTITUTION. YOUR BUSH LAWYER WAS SAYING THERE IS NO CONSTITUTION WHICH PERMITS POLITICAL PARTIES TO SPLIT. SPLINTER PARTIES JUST COME FROM THE BLUES.

HERE WE ARE TODAY WE HAVE DOCTOR THOKOZANI KHUPE CLAIMING THAT GOVERNMENT WRONGLY ALLOCATED US$150 MILLION TO MDC ALLIANCE NOW LED BY ADVOCATE MWONZORA. SHE ARGUES THAT SHE IS THE RIGHTFUL LEADER OF MDC T.

THIS DISPUTE SHALL ONLY BE RESOLVED BY THE COURTS.

YOURS TRULY
CDE KUFA TO
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Kakistocracy 🤣 Muchakaka 5 months ago

With or without ZANUPF Government funding Charwadza Chaizvo Chaizvo
aka
Chauya Chiri Chibhanguza
#CCC
WILL THRIVE AND RISE. Handiti munguva yeChimurenga ana Mkoma nanaSisi vairitirwa nenharaunda and CITIZENS.
Same will go for YELLOW BRIGADE.
MUCHAKAKA HENYU NESHUNGU.


Mufundisi 5 months ago

Khupe and Mwonzongagwa are birds of the same feathers. They want to loot as much as they can before they face their brutal 2023 destruction



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