Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe leader Elton Mangoma has approached the High Court seeking an order to declare utterances by National Chiefs Council president Chief Fortune Charumbira promising Zanu-PF support in this year’s elections as unconstitutional.
Mangoma is being represented by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and his application cites comments by Charumbira during meetings with former President Robert Mugabe last October in Bulawayo and again during a meeting of traditional leaders with new President Emmerson Mnangagwa in January this year.
Mangoma argues Charumbira’s utterances violate Section 281(2) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe and that the remarks infringe upon the rights of citizens as enshrined in Sections 56 and 67 of the Constitution. He also wants an order to “compel the Chief’s Council to initiate a process towards the establishment of the Integrity and Ethics of Chiefs envisioned in Section 287 of the Constitution”.
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Elton Mangoma is a Zimbabwean politician. He is the current presidential candidate for the Coalition of Democrats which will contest the 2018 Harmonised Elections. He is also the President of the Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe political party. He is one of the founding members of... Read More About Elton Mangoma
Fortune Charumbira is a traditional leader in Zimbabwe and the current President of the Chief's Council. He was inaugurated as the substantive Chief Charumbira on 24 May 2000. He is married to Priscila Charumbira and together they have five daughters. Read More About Fortune Charumbira
The Constitution of Zimbabwe is the supreme law of the Republic of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's latest constitution was voted for and approved in a referendum of 16 March 2013. Before the current constitution, Zimbabwe used a constitution negotiated at the 1979 Lancaster House Agreement as Zimbabwe... Read More About Constitution of Zimbabwe