In a social media post, Douglas Mwonzora dismissed reports circulating that he received money from Kuda Tagwirei, Mwonzora wrote:
A desperate smear campaign has started against my person. The aim of the smear campaign is to keep the Party internally focused, divided and weak. Unfortunately the peddlers of these falsehoods do not understand the nature of our Party.
To all the MDC members and supporters I want to assure you that I am not and has never been in receipt on any money from a man called Tagwirei or anyone else for that matter. I don’t even know much about him. At any rate I am not a judge of the Supreme Court. I also notice a number of threats to my person. That is nothing new.
I want to assure our MDC members that I have never and will never betray the people’s struggle. We must remember where we came from together. There are people who yesterday beat us us up and murdered our brothers and sisters who now want to masquerade as our friends. We can not allow them to divide us. I will never kiss the hand that murdered our youngsters including Tonderai Ndira, Beta Chokururama and Godfrey Kauzani and many others for any reason whatsoever.
Our founding father Morgan Tsvangirai left us this Party so that we prosecute the people’s struggle. We welcome people join our great movement. But we can’t allow people the same people to divide us. The people of Zimbabwe are suffering and they are looking up to us to lead them to salvation. They are living in abject poverty and misery. We will fail them if we allow ourselves to be divided by enemies of democracy and progress. We will be together to the end. Victory is certain.
A social media account run under an alias Matigary claimed MDC received money from Kuda Tagwireyi which the MDC vehemently denied.