The opposition MDC-T has reportedly made arrangements with State-owned public transporter, ZUPCO, to ferry delegates to its extraordinary congress in Harare this Sunday.
This follows reports of the “disappearance” of US$60 000 which the party received from the government under the Political Parties Finance Act.
NewZimbabwe.com cited sources saying the MDC-T was forced to enter into a last-minute agreement with ZUPCO with promises to settle the debt within two weeks. A source is quoted as having said:
We have been aware that congress will go ahead as the national council has made arrangements with ZUPCO buses to carry delegates to Harare and they will pay later.
We are shocked that the National Council is silent on this following a letter from the deputy treasurer-general exposing the rot and how the money has been abused.
We fear that the whole leadership may have benefitted from the loot because why is such a case of fraud being swept under the carpet.
MDC-T interim chairperson Morgen Komichi said the party has provided buses in all provinces to carry delegates from the main roads.
The MDC-T is holding its Supreme Court-ordered extraordinary congress today to vote for a substantive president to replace founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai who died in 2018.