During a press conference held in Harare today, the Nelson Chamisa led MDC Alliance publicly released the results of their party’s accounts, ZimLive reports.
According to the publication, the party’s treasurer-general David Coltart said the audit from the independent firm show that their accounts are in order:
The auditors looked at our entire books of accounts including all state funds that came to us and found that allegations of abuse of funds are baseless.
Most of our funds are public funds and we are showing the taxpayers how their funds were used as some of the money came under the Political Parties (Finance) Act. This is what we will do when we are in government.
The audit came after allegations of misuse of funds made by some party members like Tapiwa Mashakada who has since defected to the outfit led by Thokozani Khupe made headlines sometime last year.
Commenting on the audit results which will be shared with members of the media the party’s spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere said:
As the MDC Alliance, we hold ourselves to a higher standard. As a government-in-waiting, transparency and openness are at the heart of our financial affairs. We insist on the highest levels of integrity and probity in all matters financial, and administrative.
These financial statements give a true and fair view of the financial position of the MDC Alliance as at December 31, 2019, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with international financial reporting standards. We have to be the change we want to see in the society.
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