We are aware that MDC Alliance works closely with CIA: Chinamasa
Zanu PF acting political commissar Patrick Chinamasa said the ruling party is monitoring the opposition MDC Alliance to make sure it does not receive foreign funding and accused it of working with Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the United States.
It is illegal for a political party to receive foreign funding in Zimbabwe.
Speaking at the weekend at Marymount Teachers College in Mutare, Chinamasa said Zanu PF is observing the opposition to make sure it does not receive money especially from the US ahead of the 2022 by-elections and the 2023 harmonised elections.
Present as the event were former MDC Alliance members who defected to Zanu PF, among them former Zengeza legislator Simon Chidhakwa, former Mutare ward 2 councillor Pamela Mutare and former Chipinge district chairperson Chadamoyo Machingura.
“We are very aware that the MDC Alliance works closely with the CIA (United States’ Central Intelligence Agency) and M15 (United Kingdom’s secret service) to destroy our country, and we are very much aware of their dealings. They are under surveillance from us,” Chinamasa said.
As usual, the former Finance Minister also accused non-governmental organisations (NGOs) of working against the government and sponsoring the opposition.
“We know the money they are receiving and in this country, we have 50 000 NGOs and these were formed by our enemies.
“The NGOs appear to be teachers of human rights, but this is not the case. Everyone is aware that in America and Britain, black people suffer the most because they are not wanted there, and so which human rights are they preaching?
Government has already gazetted the Private Voluntary Organisations Amendment Bill, which has been viewed as a ploy to silence NGOs against calling it out over human rights abuses.
“We want to welcome you all who have defected to our party. I am happy that you saw light at the end of the day and with unity, we are going to work together,” Chinamasa said. Nehanda Radio