Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) president, Senator Douglas Mwonzora, has said the opposition party is disturbed by accusations by British MP, Lord Jonathan Oates, that his political outfit was a ZANU PF project.
Addressing journalists at a Press conference on Friday Mwonzora said:
We are perturbed as the MDC by the statement that was given in the House of Lords by Lord Oates, as he uttered something to the effect that MDC-T is sponsored by ZANU PF. That statement is false and we condemn it because the lord did not do his research.
We are going to write a letter to the Liberal party to correct what they have done. The MDC is an independent party with a clear vision of its own. The fact that we have chosen the politics of not being unnecessarily confrontational does not mean we are an appendage of ZANU PF, we are an independent party.
Mwonzora said his party was financed by public funds that finance political parties.
He also confirmed that the party was going for congress at the end of June adding that only nominated candidates would contest.
The December congress which propelled him to the party’s presidency was characterised by violence and chaos following reports of rigging