MDC SG speaks on ‘missing’ ZWL2 million

  • We have no reports of any missing funds
  • All the money we received is being utilised in a professional manner
  • Auditors hired as per congress resolution

THE opposition MDC secretary general Chalton Hwende on Wednesday poured cold water on allegations that ZWL2 million vanished from their coffers.

He, however, acknowledged that the party hired auditors for transparency sake and this is in line with their congress resolution.

In an interview with the Zim Morning Post on Wednesday, Hwende said his party passed a resolution to have its books audited for the sake of transparency.

He said the independent auditors have been hired as a congress resolution and the party will submit the findings of the audit to Parliament as well as to the Ministry of Justice which is responsible for disbursing the political parties funds.

This is what should be done by all political parties and we are setting the precedence and it will also put pressure on ZANU PF to audit its accounts,” he said.

Our systems does not allow such a huge amount to disappear just like that. We have a watertight system of accounts which has seen the party running professionally and for your own information this is the only time we have seen all our employees being paid salaries,” Hwende said.

This comes as the MDC treasurer-general David Coltart confirmed to some sections of the media that a team of independent auditors would start work this week after unconfirmed reports that the money had been abused by unnamed top officials and individuals.

Last year, the MDC received more than ZWL4 million under the Political Parties Finance Act.

Government released more than ZWL12 million to both the MDC and Zanu PF to share according to the numbers garnered in the 2018 harmonised elections.

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