The President’s Press Secretary George Charamba using his Twitter handle has made sensational claims that the MDC is claiming it has/will receive $300 000 to participate in the 31 July planned protest and party supporters who will go to the demo will be paid $20 each. In the same tweet, Charamba also said the US has endorsed what he called the failed demonstration.
Using his account Jamwanda, Charamba said:
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DOES THE US EMBASSY, AMBASSADOR, KNOW? Know that chat groups of the Chamisa lot, which converge around Mhofu Hwende claim that the US Embassy has availed USD300 000 to bankroll the end-of-July failed demonstrations meant to oust the constitutional order which the US observed and endorsed? Know that those chat groups intimate that each participant will be given USD20 as reward for participating in the illegal and ill-fated demonstrations? Above all, know that the Host State is watching very closely & quite ready to take corrective diplomatic measures?
The 31 July planned protest might fail to take place as the government has hinted that it will enforce a strict lockdown as cases surge by an all-time high to 926 as of this morning.