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MDC-T Says ZWL$2.5 Billion Funds For Political Parties Not Enough

MDC-T Says ZWL$2.5 Billion Funds For Political Parties Not Enough

The MDC-T led by Douglas Mwonzora says the ZWL$2.5 billion funds allocated to political parties by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development under the Political Parties Finance Act is too little.

MDC-T spokesperson, Witness Dube, said the funds are inadequate and will not enable political parties to prepare for the upcoming general elections. Said, Dube:

The money allocated for political parties is not enough. Through experience as the MDC, we have had to look for other sources of funding, including burdening our public representatives and councillors to actually put their financial shoulders to carry the party.

Strong political parties will create vibrant democracy, which will create very strong institutions which will then create the affirmation of plurality as a nation.

You do not want the ruling party to be the only strong party because they have access to state funds.

The Front for Economic Emancipation in Zimbabwe (FEEZ), which is led by Godfrey Tsenengamu, said that the State should not fund political parties. The party’s spokesperson, Everton Mutsauri, said:

FEEZ registers that the fund should be scrapped altogether. All parties should also be treated equally as they are critical in the consolidation of a democratic society.

In this light, we call for the enactment of a new model which totally scraps or repeals the funding of all parties.

FEEZ maintains that the allocation of funds is in a way, suffocating the budget of the nation.

And there is no justification for the existence of such funding, and worse to notice the negative contribution it gives to the political and economic setup of our nation.

The Political Parties Finance Act provides for State funding of political parties with at least 5% of the total votes cast.

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17 Comments

Tang ku 1 month ago

CCC must get 70% zanupf 21%mdc0,1%


Dofo 1 month ago

Mwonzora ndiyo yekupedzisira kuidya Mari ye politics


🧑‍🌾🧑‍🌾🧑‍🌾 1 month ago

in a nation without electricity and also medication in hospitals this guy comes complaining that the money they are being given is to little.This shows that this guy knows nothing about fund raising.He clearly doesn't have what it takes to lead this nation.


Gb 1 month ago

To hell nzvonyora unoda mari yei une munhu umwe chete vesto don't complain kana vakatokupa vakunyara mari yokurasa
Baba Bona vakati mdc haitonge and those words are stand still hamutonge


😂 try not to laugh 1 month ago

Bill Gates farted in an Apple store. He later
commented, "Well it’s hardly my fault they don't
have any Windows…”


ccc 1 month ago

vana dougi makuipiwa kwekupedzisira poritical finance act


cc 1 month ago

vana dougi endai kupolad


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dougarasi 1 month ago

chimdct chapera basa icho


xxc 1 month ago

Amen


Mudhla mbeva 1 month ago

Wajaira yakawanda ka akaporo imwe


kuwadzana mp 1 month ago

haiwawo apana zvoziikanwa na dougie iyo yakawandisa yacho unoda kuiitisei iye asina kana councilor one zvake kungotiitirawo noise mahara


umjolo 1 month ago

chasakara chinhu icho


Boi 1 month ago

yeyi


ccc 1 month ago

ko dougui how far concres ichaenderera mberi here 18 wakusvika mudzuri akati hamo mucongres yechitsotsi


CCC 1 month ago

pindula for CCC


bhora how far 1 month ago

ma results


Vesto 1 month ago

It doesn't come as a surprise that Nzvonyora Vharazipi shows his mercenary instincts. Not only has he accepted the ZANU sunset bribe of a farm and Mercedes, but he wants to line up his pockets for the last time before political ignominy and oblivion. When everyone who has sense is complaining of lack of budgetary support for health and hospitals, here comes the master sellout complaining of party funding.

Nzvonyora is a waste of political space



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