The Constitutional Court application by human rights activists challenging the legitimacy of President Emmerson Mnangagwa has vanished at the courts after unknown people submitted a forged affidavit of withdrawal. The application which was filed by MDC-T (Khupe) spokesperson Linda Masarira, Bongani Nyathi and Vusimuzi Sibanda was scheduled to be heard on the 24th of March before Chief Justice Luke Malaba. In the application, the trio alleged that Mnangagwa was in power illegally as he had led a military coup against former president Robert Mugabe in November last year.
I went there today (yesterday) to enquire (sic) the court processes for us to file some heads of argument.
I was shocked when I was told by court officials why I was doing so when we had withdrawn the matter. I told them we did not withdraw the matter and they showed me a letter of withdrawal purported to have been written by the three of us…This is the highest court on the land and we experience such a thing? It’s terrible and we are going to challenge it. This is really shocking indeed and the judiciary should be answerable to this