Chamisa Forced To Change Party Name After Courts Took Too Long To Resolve Dispute With Khupe: Mwonzora

Secretary-General of the Nelson Chamisa led MDC-T Douglas Mwonzora has revealed that the party resolved to register for the July 30 elections as the MDC Alliance after the courts took to long to resolve the dispute between them and Thokozani Khupe. The Supreme Court ordered the High Court to resolve the fight over the MDC-T name and symbols between Chamisa’s camp and the breakaway MDC-T party led by Thokozani Khupe. Said Mwonzora,

We are filing as the MDC Alliance to distinguish us from our other cousins. For the purposes of this election, the MDC Alliance is a political formation. We did that to get around the legal hurdles on whether we are a political party or not. And yes we are a political party. We hope Zec (Zimbabwe Electoral Commission) sticks to what is fair to start the ballot by the surname, not first name in order to suit certain candidates.

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The Supreme Court of Zimbabwe is the highest court in all matters in Zimbabwe, which are not constitutional in nature. It is the court of last resort and the highest court of appeal in Zimbabwe. Its operations are governed by the Constitution and the Supreme... Read More About Supreme Court

Thokozani Khupe is a Zimbabwean politician, cancer activist and the former Vice President of the Movement for Democratic Change. She challenged President Nelson Chamisa for the bid to succeed the late MDC-T founder Morgan Tsvangirai. Khupe reportedly said she will run for President in the... Read More About Thokozani Khupe

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is an independent body which controls and or manages all election processes at all levels in Zimbabwe. Despite being registered as a non-partisan body, ZEC has been criticised for aligning itself with the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU... Read More About Zimbabwe Electoral Commission

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