Bid To Stop MDC Congress Crumbles

A bid by a Gokwe-based man to stop the oppositin MDC’s elective Congress has fallen apart following High Court’s dismissal of his urgent chamber application.

Elias Mashavire who is challenging Nelson Chamisa’s legitimacy had argued that the MDC’s constitution stipulated that an extraordinary congress to replace the late Morgan Tsvangirai was to be held.

The MDC through Alec Muchadehama, Jeremiah Bamu, Innocent Gonese and Thabitha Khumalo argued that there was nothing urgent about Mashavire’s application. Muchadehama said:

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There is nothing urgent and that was noted after we argued that it was incompetent for the applicant (Mashavire) to seek a final order in an interim application.

He was simply supposed to follow up on the ruling of the other matter he filed before (Justice) Mushure. He is awaiting a judgment of the High Court in that matter and filed an urgent chamber application again.

Seeking to stop the congress was misplaced and Mashavire had other remedies to his grievances. He could still challenge the outcome of the congress.

The case was later thrown out by High Court Judge Esther Muremba.

Mashavire approached the High Court challenged Chamisa’s legitimacy on grounds that he had not been endorsed by an extra-ordinary congress.

Mushure previously reserved judgment on the matter on March 14.


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