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ZANU PF demands money from government

by Mandla Ndlovu
07 Aug 2019 at 20:02hrs | Views
ZANU PF Secretary for Finance Patrick Chinamasa is demanding that the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa disburse to the party its portion of Political Finances Act.

Posting on Twitter Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information Nick Mangwana said, "ZANU PF Secretary for Finance is on our case pushing to have this payment remitted as well. He is being given the same message."

Mangwana was commenting after MDC leaders complained that they were not given their share of the funds.

"Government wishes to advise the public that it is yet to disburse funds to political parties under the Political Parties (Finance) Act Chapter 2:11.

"Treasury is presently seized with the importation of basic goods and prioritising the cushioning of the general public from the current economic challenges. When the funds to finance political parties are available, they will concurrently be disbursed to all eligible political parties. This is expected to happen within the next few weeks," said Mr Mangwana.

According to the Political Parties (Finance) Act, the State is obliged to provide funding to political parties that get at least 5 percent of the vote in a general election.

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