High Court Ruling On Chamisa – Fresh Details Emerge

Zim Media Review has shed more light on the High Court ruling earlier on Wednesday, nullifying MDC president Nelson Chamisa’s authority as party leader.

However, there are a lot of grey areas regarding the case, which begs the question, is there an invisible hand in the whole saga? Below is the Zim Media Review thread:

The case against Chamisa’s party leadership was brought to court in September last year by Elias Mashavira, a party organiser in Gokwe. Mashavira sought a declaration that Chamisa was not the party’s legitimate leader as he had not been endorsed by an extraordinary congress.

On March 14, the court reserved judgment on the matter. This was a week after Chamisa had issued a notice convening the party congress between May 24 and 26.

In April, the court ruled that Mashavira’s case was not urgent. Chamisa’s lawyer Muchadehama said then “There is nothing urgent and that was noted after we argued that it was incompetent for the applicant (Mashavira) to seek a final order in an interim application”.

There’s also ANOTHER pending case brought by 5 MDC members. The affidavit said Sec 64 of MDC constitution says in the event of death or resignation of the president, deputy becomes acting president till the holding of extra-ordinary congress not later than a year to elect a new leader.

One of the applicants said, “My freedom of association has been violated …after the death of my party president in 2018, I am as of the 15th of Feb 2019 being forced to associate myself with the third respondent (Chamisa) who has usurped the role of president unlawfully..”

Is Mashavira, the man who brought the Chamisa case to court, a bonafide member of the MDC as he states in the court papers? Can’t that be verified?


Nelson ChamisaHigh CourtGokwe

Nelson Chamisa is a Zimbabwean politician and current president of the Movement for Democratic Change. He was elected presdient at the party's congress on 25 May 2019. Chamisa is the former member of parliament for Kuwadzana , former Minister of Information and Technology , former... Read More About Nelson Chamisa

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

Gokwe is a Town located in Midlands Province in Zimbabwe. Read More About Gokwe

1 Comment

  1. godfrey chikowore Reply

    this constitutes a preposterous argument, leadership is chosen by electorate [not by speculative dubious cases brought forward to court by malicious individuals] and the Government of Zimbabwe makes an error bringing controversial issues already well decided by electorate to the Courts, that way effectively and even adversely compromising and denying Zimbabweans true democratic practice as done by the whole fast developing civilized world. God bless.

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