MDC-T brushes off allegations it abused government funds, claims it is the work of CIO

The Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai today brushed off reports that its treasurer-general had failed to account for the US$500 000 that the party received under the Political Parties Finance Act saying this was the work of Central Intelligence Organisation agents who are grossly offended by the increasing popularity of the party.

Mugabe says he, not Grace, is still in charge

President Robert Mugabe yesterday said he was still in charge of both the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front and the government, and not his wife Grace who catapulted from nowhere less than a year ago to head the party’s women’s league, and some argue, the nation.  “She is not the power behind my throne, she has come into politics in her own right,” Mugabe said in extracts quoted from his television interview by the state media.