MDC-T leader Thokozani Khupe  has been given $7,4 million by the government.

"That was gazetted and it will tell you who got what," Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi told The Standard. 

"Why is there an outrage? I paid what was gazetted and those who were not paid are not entitled to anything. Those who were supposed to be paid were paid; those who were not supposed to be paid were not paid, full stop. We followed due process and we gazetted, so surely, that is what it is.
"They cannot use us to clean their house. "They must simply follow the law and they must sweep their house alone and not find someone to come and clean their house." 

Charlton Hwende, the MDC Alliance secretary-general, described the move by government as illegal. He vowed that the Nelson Chamisa-led party would go to court over the matter. 

"It is a big scandal. What we are going to do is, first, we will make a police report because obviously someone is abusing his authority as a government official by disbursing funds that were properly gazetted in terms of the budget to a political entity that is not entitled to those funds. 

"That is a clear case of abuse of office and public resources."