MDC-A High Court ruling: party vows to defy judgment

Movement for Democratic Change has vowed to defy the High Court ruling which ordered the party to hold an extraordinary congress based on the 2014 structures and said the national elective congress will go on as scheduled.

MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume said it is the duty of the party members to choose their leaders not the court.

“The choice of leaders of any political party, the world over is the sole preserve of the members of that party,” he said.

Mafume declared that the congress will be held in terms of the MDC constitution.

In just few weeks time, MDC will complete the process of democratically electing its leadership at a congress convened in terms of its constitution,” said Mafume.

MDC congress preparations are at an advanced stage and close to 7 000 delegates are expected in Gweru.

For the avoidance of doubt, preparations for the main congress are at an advanced stage and 6800 delegates will attend,” he said.

The High court ruling follows a challenge on the legality of Chamisa’s presidency by a Gokwe man.

MDC’s national elective congress is slated for May 24 to May 26.

Chamisa occupied the MDC A presidency after the death of Morgan Tsvangirai in 2018.