MDC-T vice president Nelson Chamisa has claimed that he was misquoted by the media when he was reported to have said that United States president Donald Trump had promised the opposition US$15 Billion in the event that they won the 2018 Elections. The United States has since distanced itself from the statement and the MDC Alliance is reported to have apologised to United States ambassador to Zimbabwe Henry K Thomas Jr.
In an effort to clear up the issue, Chamisa said:
Last week I was misquoted by a number of people (on the US$15 billion claim). We did a report and we realized that we need about $US14.9 billion which we rounded off to US$15 billion, for the country to have proper infrastructure. That is what people did not fully understand.
We found out that our infrastructure needs that amount of money which will be used , mainly, in repairing roads. That money will only come if we look for friends and add them to the ones we have.
We have friends who help us in times of need and those are the ones who will help us to raise that money after we win the elections.
Here is the video of Chamisa addressing supporters at an MDC Alliance rally in Mutare, where he made the statements in question.
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