High Court Orders MDC-T To Hold Fresh Primary Elections In Mabvuku After Candidate Sues Party

High Court judge Justice Clement Phiri has nullified the MDC-T’s endorsement of Barnabas Ndira as the party’s candidate for Mabvuku Ward 21 in the local government elections. This comes after the party was sued at the High Court by Blessing Nhende who argued that the party had imposed a candidate who was above the age of 21 in an area which had been reserved for youths. In his order, Justice Phiri said,

(a) Endorsement of second respondent(Barnabas Ndira) as aspiring councillor for Ward 21, Mabvuku, Harare be and is hereby nullified.

(b) The first respondent (MDC-T) is hereby ordered to make the necessary arrangements for the holding of Primary Elections for Ward 21, Mabvuku, Harare should it be necessary before the 14e June 2018.

(c) The first respondent to pay costs of suit.

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The High Court of Zimbabwe is one of the Superior Courts of Zimbabwe. The High Court deals at first instance with all high value and high importance cases. It also has a supervisory jurisdiction over all subordinate courts and tribunals. Appeals from the High Court... Read More About High Court

Clement Phiri is a Zimbabwean lawyer and judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe. He was appointed by President Robert Mugabe with effect from the 7th of September 2015. Hhe was sworn in on the 16th of September 2015, in a ceremony at the Constitutional... Read More About Clement Phiri

Mabvuku is a high-density suburb in the Harare Metropolitan Province. Mabvuku is grouped into Old Mabvuku and New Mabvuku. Old Tafara and New Tafara. The suburb is 17 km east of Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe. Read More About Mabvuku


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