Speaking at a Thank You Rally in Chiredzi, MDC President Nelson Chamisa, said the MDC does not have a problem with the courts or the judges. He also said the party respects the Justice Edith Mushore judgement on the MDC Leadership but will appeal it.
Chamisa also said that a judgement does not make Khupe the leader of the MDC as she now has her own party called MDC-T.
I want to be very clear. We don’t have a problem with the courts and the judges. We are built on the foundation of constitutionalism, rule of law and good governance We regard constitutions and constitutionalism
You should not be afraid. Everything we have done is according to the constitution. But the courts saw it differently. We said we respect the courts and we respect the judges. Because our new society is going to be built on the independence of the courts and independence of the judiciary. Separation of powers. We respect their determinations. But we are allowed to appeal judgments to a higher court. That we will pursue and our lawyers assist with that matter.
it’s not an issue because we are in the stadium of politics. The stadium of law is the purview of our lawyers, and they know what they are doing.
I laugh when I see my sister (Thokozani) Khupe who says the judgement makes her a leader. I say to her, ‘No, my sister, you misread the law. It did not mention you because you’re not there. You have formed your own party.’
We told her that you have your own MDC-Thokozani. We have the original MDC. Tsvangirayi told me (before he died) to go an bring back all those that had left the MDC such as Professor Welshman Ncube and Tendai Biti and I followed that instruction.
You can watch the full speech here.
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