Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader, Nelson Chamisa’s 2018 presidential bid was bankrolled by former First Lady, Grace Mugabe, Harare Post has learnt.
A source who spoke to this publication said that former opposition legislator; Eddie Cross confided in him that Chamisa was financed by Mugabe in his failed attempt to dethrone President Mnangagwa in 2018.
“Cross revealed to me that in 2018, Grace Mugabe financed Chamisa’s presidential bid. Chamisa got thousands of US dollars from Mai Mugabe. The idea was to financially support Chamisa so that he could defeat President Mnangagwa,” said the source.
The source added that most of the MDC Alliance 2018 regalia and other campaign material were bought using money from Mugabe.
According to the source, Chamisa has been sending emissaries to former ZANU PF members such as Saviour Kasukuwere and Walter Mzembi to urge them to financially support CCC’s 2023 electoral campaign.
“Chamisa is still using the same modus operandi he used in 2018 as has been approaching former ZANU PF members such as Kasukuwere and Mzembi looking for money. Chamisa is broke and has been sending a begging bowel everywhere as he is desperate for funds to bankroll his 2023 electoral campaign,” added the source.
Meanwhile, last week Chamisa sent one of his close allies, Councillor Denford Ngadziore, to South Africa (SA) to source funds from that party’s diaspora community.
Ngadziore visited South Africa last Friday to meet with CCC supporters in that country to urge them to consider donating towards party programmes.
Of late, the CCC diaspora community has not been contributing much towards CCC programmes and Ngadziore’s task was to convince the diaspora members to consider partnering with that party ahead of the 2023 elections.