Masarira said Khupe was being given money by ZANU PF after she failed to take over the MDC following the death of Tsvangirai. Said Masarira:
We were receiving money from Zanu PF. I don’t know who was the direct contact person who was bringing the money, but we got funding for the party from Zanu PF.
We were not a real opposition, this is why I took a picture of myself wearing Zanu PF regalia in Zambia and posted it on social media because I wanted to tell a story.
Masarira further asserted that the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD), a dialogue platform consisting of fringe political parties created by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in 2019, is a ZANU PF pet project.
Masarira, who now leads an opposition party called LEAD, was fired from the MDC-T after she was pictured wearing ZANU PF regalia.