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THE MDC-T has dismissed as nonsense, allegations that senior officials failed to account for some $500,000 secured from government, adding the claim was a “wicked” but futile attempt by state security and Zanu PF agents to destabilise the country’s “largest and most supported political party”.

MDC-T spokesman Obert Gutu said because of its mass appeal, the opposition party and its leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, have long been targeted by the Central Intelligence Organisation and the ruling Zanu PF party.

The opposition party however, remains focussed on democratically from power the corrupt and inept Zanu PF administration and resuscitating the country’s economy to improve the lives of struggling ordinary Zimbabweans.

Said Gutu: “Because Robert Mugabe and the moribund and ragtag Zanu PF political outfit that he leads are acutely aware of the massive and breath-taking mass appeal and popularity of Morgan Tsvangirai and the MDC, the CIO and all other organs of the Zanu PF regime have been specifically tasked to inflict maximum damage on the Tsvangirai brand and also to infiltrate and destabilise the MDC.

“Hence, the relentless onslaught by the Zanu PF-controlled media to fabricate false and malicious stories about Tsvangirai’s personal life as well as the ceaseless campaign to infiltrate the MDC structures in order to cause panic, confusion, alarm and despondency.”

Gutu was responding to State media reports claiming Tsvangirai’s marriage was again on the rocks as well as allegations that the MDC-T’s treasurer general had failed to account for funds given to the party by the State.

“Reports that a fight has erupted within the MDC after the treasurer-general allegedly failed to account for the sum of US$500,000 disbursed to the party under the Political Parties Finance Act are nothing but a false, puerile, stale and wicked attempt by Zanu PF agents and CIO infiltrators to destabilise the MDC,” said Gutu.

“If anything, the current level of financial transparency in the manner in which party funds are handled and utilised in the MDC is nothing short of exemplary.

“The allegation that certain party leaders within the MDC are abusing party funds for their own personal and selfish benefit should be dismissed with the contempt that it deserves.

“Such false and misleading stories are deliberately planted by misguided Zanu PF sympathisers and CIO infiltrators who are grossly offended by the rising and increasing popularity of the MDC.”

The MDC-T, Gutu added, was focussed on reviving the country’s economy and improving the lives of ordinary Zimbabweans.

“The MDC remains focused on the serious business of leading the peaceful and democratic struggle to dislodge the Zanu PF dictatorship from power,” he said.

“We are not going to pay much attention to the shrill voices of CIO agents who are fed up with their own miserable and tormented lives.

“The people of Zimbabwe are looking to the MDC as the only legitimate and viable political party that will deliver them to a new republic in which the economy will be resuscitated and the living standards of the majority of the people will be markedly improved.”

The party’s national executive recently held “an extremely successful retreat which culminated in the adoption of realistic, achievable and measurable targets and objectives that will ultimately lead to the party assuming State power within the next few months.

“The people of Zimbabwe have suffered enough at the hands of the corrupt and inept Zanu PF gerontocracy and we have now entered the homestretch on our journey to a new Zimbabwe.”

Source : New Zimbabwe