Coltart Slams High Court Ruling On Chamisa, Calls It ‘Empty Thunder’, Vows To Appeal

An MDC senior official, David Coltart, has poured cold water on a High Court ruling that party president Nelson Chamisa’s elevation is null and void.

A High Court judge ruled on Wednesday that the late MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai’s decision to appoint Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri as co-vice presidents was illegal, therefore null and void.

Reacting to the ruling, Coltart who has been nominated as the party’s treasurer ahead of the elective Congress slated for later this month said:

The farcical nature of life in Zimbabwe. Next, the High Court will be ruling that Nelson Chamisa is not a person. The regime truly fears him taking full and unfettered leadership of the MDC.

It will be appealed. This is what is called a brutum fulmen – ‘empty thunder’, an ineffective order. By the time the appeal is heard a duly constituted Congress of the MDC will have been held and Nelson Chamisa elected. Pathetic interference with the due process of a party.

There is no need to rebrand. Khupe et al are hung up on the claim to the name MDC T, which they can have. Our party is the original MDC – a different name and a different brand. This is a desperate and pathetic move.

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David Coltart is a Zimbabwean lawyer and politician. He is the current Treasurer General for the Movement for Democratic Change. Coltart is the former Zimbabwean Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, a position he held in Zimbabwe's Government of National Unity between from 2009... Read More About David Coltart

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

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