The MDC Alliance treasury general, David Coltart has expressed his concern towards the possibility that the government is likely to block the parliamentary budgetary funds that are supposed to be expended to the MDC on the basis of the seats they occupy in Parliament. Open partly reports.
Senator David Coltart said:
There is also no doubt that the Mnangagwa regime will now use this judgment to block the Parliamentary budgetary amount allocated to the MDC A. We are currently entitled to some RTGS $7 million to run our operations but the regime has been stalling for weeks now on transferring the money allocated to us in last year’s budget, yet another example of how the contents of this judgment have been known for weeks.
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The RTGS $7 million is due to us by virtue of the proportion of seats we have in Parliament. The MDC-T does not get any allocation because it did not meet the threshold of percentage of seats which have to be won as contained in the Political Parties Act.
We are entitled to this money by right of law as set out in the Political Parties Finance Act and the judgment, I repeat, makes no mention of the MDC-A party and does not apply to it. Any blocking of this amount will be entirely unlawful
The MDC A has also responded to Morgen Komichi and said they have no assets to handover after they were instructed to do so.
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