State media publishes fictitious interview with MDC-T Secretary-General

State media publishes fictitious interview with MDC-T Secretary-General
Published: 29 July 2015 (833 Views)

   
Over the past two days the state-owned  Herald newspaper has been running with a false story that Western governments had summoned the  MDC-T to arrange funding for the party.

The publications give an impression that the state newspapers had an interview with our Secretary- General, Mr Douglas T. Mwonzora.

At no point did our Secretary- General have the interview with the state papers or anyone else for that matter on the subject. The reports are therefore false.

Further, the MDC-T is very much aware that the governments mentioned do not fund political parties. it is therefore the height of absurdity to even imply that these governments had invited the MDC-T.

The main sources of funding for the MDC-T are the political parties funding under the Political Parties (Finance Act) and the subscriptions from its members. The party has no other source of funding.

It is false therefore that the MDC-T will be visiting the countries mentioned in order to transact the business mentioned.The false publication is meant to justify the denial of the MDC-T of its share of the funds under the Political Parties (Finance) Act.

Yesterday, our Secretary-General wrote to the Herald setting the facts correct but this has fallen on deaf ears.


- Obert Gutu, MDC-T National Spokesperson

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