Government says it is yet to disburse funds to political parties under the Political Parties (finances) Act Chapter 2:11.

In a statement, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Cde Nick Mangwana said treasury is currently seized with the importation of basic goods and prioritising the cushioning of the general public from the current economic challenges.

“When the funds to finance political parties are available, they will concurrently be disbursed to all eligible political parties. This is expected to happen within the next few weeks,” he said.

The statement puts to rest claims by opposition political parties that the revolutionary party, Zanu Pf has benefitted from the fund hence unfair advantage during the Lupane east by election.

This has been used as a scapegoat by opposition political activists on social media to justify their loss in all the by-elections held so far.