Zimbabwe’s MDC dismisses High Court judgement on Chamisa’s legitmacy

May 8, 2019
| Report Focus News

Harare-The MDC has dismissed a High Court judgement in which Justice Edith Mushore nullified Nelson Chamisa as an illegitimate President of the party.

Addressing Journalists at the party’s headquarters in Harare, party spokesperson Jacob Mafume said the MDC disagrees with the judgement.

“We have just been advised of the High Court of Zimbabwe judgement issued by Justice Edith Mushore today. We fundamentally disagree with the judgement. The choice of leaders of any political party, the world over is the sole preserve of the members of that party” said Mafume

He said the party is protected by the constitution and is a preserve of the members.

“It can never be a judicial process. Equally, the actions, activities and programmes of a political party, being a voluntary organisation whose existence is protected by the Constitution, is the sole preserve of the members that party”

Despite the judgement Mafume said the MDC will continue with its congress slated for 24-26 May in Gweru. 

“In just a few weeks time, the MDC will complete the process of democratically electing its leadership at a Congress convened in terms of its Constitution. Strangely, Justice Mushore’s judgement contradicts and totally ignores an earlier judgement of the High Court which ruled on the case of Murimoga versus the MDC.

“ We are fully aware of the machinations and strategies being deployed by the Mnangagwa administration to destabilize and destroy the people’s project. We reiterate that Emmerson Mnangagwa is illegitimate and no amount of diversionary tactics will change this fact” he said