MDC Alliance Wants Election Court Challenge Streamed Live

August 17, 2018
| Report Focus News

THE MDC Alliance has stated that it wants its presidential election challenge to be broadcast live on national television when the case is heard before the Constitutional Court on the 22nd of August .

Mr Douglas Mwonzora the MDC-T secretary general yesterday said Adv Chamisa’s lawyers have requested that the case be broadcast live when it’s been heard before the courts.

“Our lawyers have made a request (for live broadcast) to the Chief Justice because this is a matter of national and international importance. They made a request to the Chief Justice that it is in the interest of the people of Zimbabwe, so that they are able to follow the process. The Chief Justice then said they will have to make that application before the full the bench. For me it is good for transparency,” said Mr Mwonzora.

He said their lawyers believe that they have a good case.

Zanu-PF Secretary for Legal Affairs Cde Paul Mangwana said President-elect Mnangagwa’s team is ready to teach Adv Chamisa a lesson about constitutional matters.

“It will be heard next week at the Constitutional Court at 10AM,” he said.

In regard to Adv Chamisa’s application for a live broadcast of the case, Cde Mangwana said:

“They made that application in court verbally and the Chief Justice said they must do their application in writing and serve on us so that we can express our opinion on it. So no decision has been made as yet on whether the matter will be broadcast live or not.”

“We have prepared very well and our lawyers are raring to go. We will teach them one or two constitutional law lessons on the day in question,” he added.