Sengezo Tshabangu, the ‘interim Secretary General’ of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has approached the Finance and Legal and Parliamentary Affairs ministries, requesting the allocation and disbursement of funding due for the party, led by Nelson Chamisa.
Invoking the Political Parties (Finance) Act (Chapter 2:13) in the letter, Tshabangu cites sections 3(1) and 3(3) of the Act, stating that the party met the requirements by securing sufficient seats in the 2023 harmonized general election.
The letter seen by Bustop-TV, dated November 7, 2023, seeks the processing and disbursement of the party’s allocated funds in accordance with the aforementioned Act.
The CCC has provided the details of its party bank account, including the account name, account number, bank, branch, and branch code.
“I am writing in terms of section 3(1) as read with section 3(3) of the Political Parties (Finance) Act (Chapter 2:13) to request the statutory allocation and disbursement of the funding that is due to the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) political party, which participated in the 2023 harmonised general election, in which it garnered sufficient seats to qualify for the funds.
“Accordingly, we kindly request your good offices to process and disburse the allocation that is due to our party in terms of the Act.
“We trust the foregoing is in order, and we stand ready to provide any further particulars that you may require,” Tshabangu wrote.
Meanwhile, Tshabangu’s recent spate of recalls has created upheaval within the CCC’s strongholds. City councillors, including Harare Mayor Ian Makone, Deputy Mayor Kudzai Kadzombe, and seven others, have become the subjects of further expulsions.
These developments have sparked concerns about potential chaos within the main opposition party.
Tshabangu’s expulsions have extended beyond the city councillors, as 14 MPs and councillors from various regions of the country have recently faced the same fate.
Among the councillors listed for removal were Ian Makone (Ward 18), Kudzai Kadzombe (Ward 41), Denford Ngadziore (Ward 16), Lovejoy Chitegu (Ward 36), and Samuel Gwenzi (Ward 5). Additionally, PR Councillors Chido Hamauswa, Tariboyi Sabina, Florence Cheza, and Fadzai Matimba were also added to the list.
The controversial politician says that the targeted CCC representatives were imposed by party leader Nelson Chamisa during a unique community consensus candidate selection process earlier this year, which aimed to identify party representatives for the August 2023 elections.
The CCC remains supportive of the statutory funding request and indicates its readiness to provide any additional information required by the Ministry. The party awaits the Ministry’s response to ensure compliance with the relevant provisions of the Act.