MDC to defy High Court judgement

By Natalie Chiwomadzi

MDC says its elective Congress set for Gweru will not be abandoned despite the High Court judgement that has nullified Nelson Chamisa’s presidency.

High Court Judge Justice Edith Mushore ruled that Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri’s appointments to the party’s vice presidency were illegal and that the party must quickly hold an extraordinary Congress to choose Tsvangirai’s successor.

Addressing a press conference MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume said the Congress will go on as planned despite the Justice Mushore’s judgement.

“For the avoidance of doubt, preparation for the main Congress are at an advanced stage and 6800 delegates will attend. The process is irreversible.

“We shall hold a historic and joyous Congress under the theme: Defining a new course for Zimbabwe,” he said.

Mafume added that “it can never be a judicial process. Equally, the actions, activities and programs of a political party, being a voluntary organisation, whose existence is protected by the constitution, is the sole preserve of the members of that party.

“In just a few weeks-time, MDC will complete the process of democratically electing its leadership at a Congress convened in terms of its constitution,” he said.

MDC also revealed that it is fully aware of the machinations and strategies being deployed by Mnangagwa’s administration to destabilize and destroy the people’s project.

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