Transparency International Zimbabwe accused of funding political groups pushing for regime change

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The Herald has accused corruption watchdog, Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) of funding political groups pushing for a regime change. The organisation was recently accused of inflating costs of hosting functions and personal benefits by former employee Mr Byron Mutingwende.

TIZ is accused of funding advertorials for Promise Mkwananzi’s Tajamuka/Sesjikile Campaign in the private media to mobilise people to attend anti-bond notes protests. TheHerald claims to have seen correspondence between a TIZ official and the advertising team of a daily newspaper, discussing payment for Tajamuka’s adverts. However, TIZ director Mr Loughty Dube denied working with Tajamuka but confirmed working with Sten Zvorwadza’s National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe.

The Herald also accuses the European Union of mobilising $500 million to fund anti-Government activities ahead of the 2018 elections. They allege that the EU’s training workshop held on March 16 in Avondale under the theme “Confidence Building” was done to radicalise youths to mobilise people against the Government especially in rural areas.

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Promise Mkwananzi is a Zimbabwean activist who is a member of the Tajamuka/Sesjikile Campaign where he is the campaign spokesperson. Mkwananzi was the MDC-T Youth Assembly Secretary before he was expelled for calling for the leader's resignation in April 2014. Read More About Promise Mkwananzi

Sten Stendrick Zvorwadza, is a Zimbabwean political activist and politician. He is the board chairman of the National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe. He was a member of the MDC-T. He gained public attention when he led the protest against Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko's continued stay... Read More About Sten Zvorwadza

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