Speaking to The Chronicle, MDC-T secretary general Mr Douglas Mwonzora yesterday said their lawyers have requested that its presidential election challenge be broadcast live when it’s being heard before the courts.
Chief Justice Luke Malaba told MDC Alliance lawyers to make the application before the full Constitution Court bench. Said Mwonzora:
Our lawyers have made a request (for live broadcast) to the Chief Justice because this is a matter of national and international importance. They made a request to the Chief Justice that it is in the interest of the people of Zimbabwe, so that they are able to follow the process. The Chief Justice then said they will have to make that application before the full the bench. For me it is good for transparency.
Zanu-PF Secretary for Legal Affairs Paul Mangwana confirmed MDC Alliance lawyers had made the request verbally and the Chief Justice said they must do their application in writing and serve Zanu-PF so that it can express its opinion over the matter.
Douglas Mwonzora is a lawyer, politician and senator representing Movement for Democratic Change in parliament. Mwonzora is currently Secretary General of the MDC Alliance. He was the COPAC Co-Chairperson representing the opposition parties in the drafting of the new constitution in 2013, the other chairperson... Read More About Douglas Mwonzora
Paul Mangwana is a Zimbabwean politician and lawyer. Mangwana is a member of Zanu-PF and the party's Secretary for legal affairs. He is a member of the party's central committee. Mangwana was a co-chair of the Constitution Select Committee charged with the drawing up a... Read More About Paul Mangwana
Luke Malaba is a Zimbabwean judge and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe he was appointed Chief Justice of Zimbabwe by former President Robert Mugabe with effect from the 27th of March 2017. Before that he was the acting Chief Justice after... Read More About Luke Malaba