The opposition MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa has said that it has embarked on an ambitious recruitment campaign to beef up its support base.
The campaign is launched following a number of setbacks including the seizure of the party’s headquarters – Harvest House, and the allocation of the party’s $7 492 500 under the Political Parties (Finance) Act, to MDC-T led by Thokozani Khupe.
MDC Alliance treasurer-general, David Coltart, told The Standard that the MDC Alliance had set a target to mobilise one million members as part of an ambitious campaign. He said:
It is not so much how much we hope to raise, but rather how many members we hope will join and subscribe.
That will provide us with the most secure support base going forward. We have set an ambitious target of one million members.
We have had a very good response so far, but we are a long way off our target.
The party has also witnessed the defection of some of its members to the Khupe-led MDC outfit, a move that is believed to have been triggered by the expulsion of some of Chamisa’s loyalists from Parliament and councils.
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