High Court judge Justice George Chiweshe has ruled that former President Robert Mugabe’s decision to fire then Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is “null and void.” President Emmerson Mnangagwa was the applicant in the case while the respondents were the “Acting President of the Republic of Zimbabwe” and the Attorney General of Zimbabwe.
Justice Chiweshe ruled :
The dismissal of the applicant (Mnangagwa) by Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the then President of Zimbabwe, from the office of Vice President of Zimbabwe on 6 November 2017, is null and void and accordingly, of no force or effect.
There shall be no order to costs.
While the case has been overtaken by events as Mnangagwa was reinstated in Zanu-PF on Sunday, Justice Chiweshe’s ruling has the same effect as declaring that Mnangagwa was never fired at all.