The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC has roped in Advocate Thabani Mpofu to lead its appeal against a High Court ruling which nullified Chamisa’s presidency.
Mpofu on Sunday confirmed that he was taking the lead in the case. He said:
I have been briefed to take up the matter.
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I have studied the judgment together with Advocate Sylvester Hashiti and Keith Kachambwa with the most undaunted minds and have been exceedingly intent upon its subject, taking it up seriously with determination to bring the matter to the desired outcome.
There are at least 11 aspects of fundamental concern that we have identified. Our path is both sure and clear.
It was Mpofu who represented Chamisa in the ill-fated Constitutional Court challenge against ZEC’s declaration that the ZANU PF candidate in the 2018 poll, Emmerson Mnangagwa had won.
According to Newsday sources, the MDC is confident of overturning the High Court ruling. The publication’s sources said:
What is clear is that Congress is due and it will be held.
Going to an extraordinary congress would require the party structures elected in 2014 to convene and elect a president of the party, yet their own mandate in terms of the same constitution has expired.
They, therefore, do not have the right and power to represent the party in their current form.
… If an extraordinary congress is to happen, it has to be called for by the party and not an individual, therefore, the second in line would be then chairman of the party Morgen Komichi, together with secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora and this has already been done