Minister of Justice Ziyambi Ziyambi has confirmed that the government will disburse $7,5million to the Khupe faction.

“The money has not been released because of Covid-19, but I think the claims by the Mwonzora group are correct. My understanding is that the Alliance is a grouping of several parties and the MDC is the bigger party in that Alliance,” he told the Daily News.

But Nelson Chamisa’s faction says it is aware of the “machinations” of its former colleagues to secure the millions due to the party.

“The law is clear, the party that would have deployed MPs in Parliament are entitled to the funding. As things stand now, there are only two parties that are entitled to that funding, that is the MDC Alliance and Zanu PF.

“Any action outside this by whoever in government or otherwise would be unlawful,” MDC deputy secretary general Jameson Timba said.

Meanwhile, Douglas Mwonzora told the Daily News On Sunday that they had now exceeded the required quorum, which allowed them to proceed with the congress.

“The response for the congress is overwhelming. It will be oversubscribed. Thousands of delegates have already confirmed their attendance at the congress … much more than the quorum.

“For now, we are mostly interested in the delegates who will be coming to the congress and not in everyone else … we will meet everyone else after the congress.

“Although we have had limitations because of the health situation, in terms of preparations we are at an advanced stage and we are going to elect a new MDC president soon,” Mwonzora said.