The MDC party led by Nelson Chamisa has allegedly refused to accept court papers in the case in which the party’s five former workers are demanding their outstanding salaries.
The aggrieved workers reportedly sued the party under its past name, MDC-T which it has since abandoned and reverted to the original MDC name.
The ex-workers recently approached the High Court seeking a garnishee order against the party’s share under the Political Parties Finance Act, approximately $3 million.
Caleb Mucheche, representing the former workers, said that the MDC (MDC Alliance as it is called in Parliament) has refused to accept the court papers. He said:
They have refused responsibility arguing that they are not MDC-T and that those court papers are being served to the wrong political party.
This is actually devastating as the party is blowing hot and cold. When it comes to the allocation from the government they are the MDC but when it comes to paying former workers they do not accept that they are the same political party.
However, we are going to serve them again after they refused to cooperate. We wait for the return of service from the Deputy Sheriff so that it’s on record and we move forward.
But refusing to accept the papers under MDC-T is a dangerous legal argument that will backfire sooner than later.
The MDC-T name has been retained by Thokozani Khupe and her colleagues following a party split triggered by the death of Morgan Tsvangirai in 2018.
Khupe is reportedly claiming the $3 million that is yet to be disbursed to the MDC, although the MDC MPs in Parliament were voted into office under the MDC Alliance banner.
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