In an interview with The Herald yesterday, MDC Alliance spokesman Professor Welshman Ncube said they were running on a shoe-string budget that did not allow them to fund political advertisements on radio and television.
He said the coalition’s main priority is to mobilise resources for polling agents. Said Ncube:
We are living on a hand to mouth budget, and this is a daily thing. As of now no one has contributed towards that. But we have done posters and billboards and we will continue to appeal for donations. There is a finance committee headed by (Mr) Tendai Biti, which is working 24×7 to mobilise resources. Our priority at the moment is on polling agents. We have to train them so that they know what is required of them when they are deployed at polling stations. We are also looking for money so that we are able to pay them small allowances.
In a tweet, Deputy national treasurer for the Chamisa led MDC-T faction Charlton Hwende appealed for funding to put up paid adverts on radio and television.
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Welshman Ncube is a Zimbabwean lawyer and politician who led a new Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) faction after the split of the initial MDC party in 2005. Read More About Welshman Ncube
Tendai Laxton Biti is the president of the People's Democratic Party, prominent lawyer, activist and politician. Biti was part of the founding team of the Movement for Democratic Change in 1999 together with Morgan Tsvangirai, Gibson Sibanda, Welshman Ncube, Nelson Chamisa, Learnmore Jongwe and others. Read More About Tendai Biti