Controversial Ntabazinduna Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni said that MDC president Nelson Chamisa is the people’s president while President Emmerson Mnangagwa is just a “constitutional” president.
Addressing MDC delegates on Saturday in Gweru during the party’s elective Congress, Chief Ndiweni said that Chief Justice Luke Malaba’s judgment after last year’s electoral petition by Chamisa challenging ZEC’s presidential election results was a sham. He said:
Our country is going through a terrible, terrible time. Everything that can go wrong has gone wrong.
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We have a serious problem in our country. We have a problem of failure of democracy and when democracy fails everything fails.
Currently, in our country, we have a constitutional President and a popular president right here (in Gweru). We have not started yet. Things will get much worse.
The outspoken chief who has increasingly angered the ruling ZANU PF party declared that the country needs an impartial arbitrator to lead the dialogue process. He added:
This country needs a third person. We can’t have one boxer who wants to be both a player and a referee. We need an arbitrator who is honest, someone who can judge fairly and give proper timelines.
Any dialogue without these prerequisites is a waste of your time and my time. I know people will say Chief Justice Malaba made a ruling but my Headmen in Ntabazinduna every week give better judgments than that one.
Our judiciary has failed this country. We are in this mess because our judiciary has let us down profoundly.