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Chamisa Denies Receiving Funding From The Mugabes

MDC Alliance president Advocate nelson Chamisa has dismissed allegations by the State media that he is being bankrolled by the Mugabes to upstage his party rivals ahead of the 24 May Congress.

State media reported that Chamisa was in Ghana in a bid to spruce up his war chest ahead of the party’s Congress, adding that the MDC Alliance leader is also receiving financial backing from former President Robert Mugabe and his family.

But MDC Alliance spokesperson Jacob Mafume dismissed the accusations as baseless.

“I think the old man must be left in peace. We as the MDC-Alliance and President Chamisa are engaged with the issues of the suffering of the people. We are trying to resolve the political and economic crisis which is affecting the people of Zimbabwe. We have not received any funding from the former President and neither are we expecting any funding,” Mafume said.

On the Ghana trip, he said Mr Chamisa sought solidarity for Zimbabwe and assistance to resolve the economic and political challenges facing the country.

The Herald reported unnamed sources saying: “Mr Chamisa is receiving funding from the Blue Roof. (Blue Roof is Mr Mugabe’s private residence in Harare’ plush suburb of Borrowdale).

“So far, Mr Chamisa has received a substantial amount that he is using to do rallies and other party activities meant at canvassing support ahead of the congress. Remember this is not the first time that Mr Mugabe has shown support for Mr Chamisa.

“During last year’s elections, he declared his open support for Mr Chamisa on the eve of the polls hoping that his move was going to swing votes in favour of the opposition leader.”

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