Nelson Chamisa not legitimate MDC leader, court rules
A Zimbabwe judge has overturned the appointment of the main opposition MDC party’s leader Nelson Chamisa rendering invalid all decisions he has made in the role, state media said on Wednesday.
High Court judge Edith Mushore ruled against Chamisa’s appointment as one of the party’s vice presidents three years ago, upholding a legal challenge lodged by a rival party member.
“All the decisions made under (the) Nelson Chamisa administration are null and void. He cannot preside over party matters,” the state-run Herald newspaper said in its court report.
The MDC, which has been plagued by infighting, dismissed the ruling and accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the ruling ZANU-PF party of being behind it.
“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,” it said in a statement.
“We are fully aware of the machinations and strategies being deployed by the Mnangagwa administration to destabilise and destroy (the party).”
Veteran MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai appointed Nelson Chamisa and Engineer Elias Mudzuri as party co-vice presidents before Tsvangirai’s death last year.
Chamisa then took over as party leader and was the MDC candidate in presidential elections last year, which were won by Mnangagwa.
Chamisa insists that fraud denied him victory in the election, which came after Robert Mugabe’s ousting in 2017.
Source : AFP
“Just form another political party Chamisa and forget about the MDC-T assets. Ngezvekumba kwenyu ere 🙄 zvekuti pamwe ungatoti inhaka. It is people who vote and not assets. Kekekekeke seka hako wasu. Zvimwe zvirosoka. I remember just before the rigged July 2018 elections when Chamisa and Khupe were fighting over the mdct name and logo ndichitoti Chamisa should just form another political party and go away with his voters then Khupe remains behind with the mdct logo and letterheads. Isn’t Chamisa has the support. Khupe will just hold on to the name and so called assets and Chamisa goes away with supporters/voters .
Dont hold on to material things ngezvepasi pano move on and form a new political party Chamisa before the zanupf thugs change the presidential candidate age to 55.
And to imagine that Khupe is called Dr boggles my mind. She actually thinks Chamisa’s mdct supporters will vote for her in a presidential election . Tinombofunga sei chaizvo . Khupe the Name’s president and Chamisa the People’s president 😂😂.It’s the people who vote and not the name. Munhu ungatovhaira nejudgement isingakupi support of the people. If people were forced to vote at least I would understand ….hino kufarira kuti wapresident wezita zvakaoma idi. Ndapedza hangu ini wasu wetruth.” Said sisi Vee