The opposition MDC is reportedly divided over the $2 million which the party leaders reportedly converted to personal use.
Zimbabwe Independent reports that some party insiders are even contemplating getting party leaders, Nelson Chamisa (President) and Chalton Hwende (Secretary-General) arrested over the matter.
Speaking to the publication, an anonymous insider reportedly said:
I think you will understand that, previously, the task of handling party finances lay squarely with the secretary-general, but that changed with the amendment of the party’s constitution at the 2014 congress to give the president more control of party finances. So in this case, there are some people in high positions who are smelling blood and are fancying their chances that this time they have their man. Should auditors confirm that indeed the money was stolen, it is highly likely that the matter will be reported to the police.
It is alleged that Chamisa’s and Hwende offices misappropriated party coffers and an impending audit is expected to establish the merits and demerits of the matter.
While some members are saying that the matter is causing serious divisions in the party, alleged Chamisa supporters have dismissed the allegations which they say were manufactured by disgruntled party members.
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