MDC denies reports of bankruptcy

via MDC denies reports of bankruptcy | SW Radio Africa by Mthulisi Mathuthu on Friday, January 24, 2014

The MDC party led by Welshman Ncube is reportedly facing collapse due to financial problems but officials are denying the reports.

A Friday Daily News report quoted a Bulawayo-based party member saying ‘the end is nigh’ for the party which has since closed seven of its provincial offices.

The official also claimed that Ncube has since disappeared and was nowhere to be seen. The unnamed official said so dire is the situation that members have been told to personally fund the party, which could die if they don’t do so. According to the report the party has closed offices in Bulawayo, Matabeleland North, Midlands North, Midlands South, Masvingo, Mashonaland West and Manicaland. The official was quoted saying the party had not only closed most of its provincial offices but some workers had already been retrenched.

The party, which did not win a single seat during last year’s elections, plunged into internal squabbles after the poll. Members from Matabeleland South accused the executive of imposing Secretary General Priscilla Misihairambwi-Mushonga on the province. The squabble led to the expulsion of some members, including the provincial chairperson Petros Mukwena. As if that was not enough, the party’s national director of policy and research, Qhubani Moyo, also resigned at that time.

But in an interview with SW Radio Africa MDC spokesman, Nhlanhla Dube, scoffed at the reports. Dube said: ‘There is nothing like that. I am the spokesperson and so anyone who purports to be speaking about the party without being confident enough to disclose their name is just a phantom.’ He added: ‘I can tell you with absolute certainty that there is nowhere in the operation of the party where we have failed or are failing because of lack of funds.’

Dube also denied claims that Ncube has disappeared. He said such claims ‘can only come from people who walk around with their eyes and ears closed’ because Ncube has addressed ‘countless’ party meetings since the last election.




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    MDC Ncube made one stupid mistake. They wanted a voice in government and they underestimated the Ndebele people. They thought they were going to get the Matabeleland seats. Like Zanu pf Underestimate the Mandebele people at your own peril.

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    Ncube has now demoted himself to the dustbins of history! He knew that he was not liked by the people but because of his big ego he thought he was going to be president of Zimbabwe(kikiki)! I do hope the UZ has a vacancy for him to teach otherwise he is going to face tough and rough times ahead. Only men will endure! He can also buy a zanu card as they are recruiting!

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    This Ncube guy once openly quipped that no Ndebele will ever rule Zimbabwe hence the import of Mutambara to head the party. What an ill informed individual. Does he think on turning around people of Zimbabwe will forgive and forget? There is no room for village politicians in my country.

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      Zbweano 8 years ago

      There are many village politicians in Zim. The grade 2 MP in Kwekwe, Chinotimba, Chinamasa, Msipa etc