– The MDC Alliance has accused Zanu PF of being involved in influencing the High
Court ruling which nullified Nelson Chamisa’s presidency claiming it was
an attempt to frustrate its forthcoming elective congress.
Addressing journalists on Thursday on the sidelines of the Mutasa Rural District Council (MRDC) ward 10 by election campaign rally at Masere business Centre in Mutasa Central constituency vice president Morgen Komichi said the move by the High Court was well crafted.
“The ruling was well crafted. We are not shaken because we were aware of all this.
“They want to frustrate our congress set for this month,”
‘’You don’t recall a president by a court order.
l am very sure that this was well crafted to embarrass our party.
“We are not shaken at all, this court ruling is not going
to change anything,” said Komichi.
He alleged that Zanu PF was trying to impose leaders on people.
“You cannot give people a leader, but people chose their own leader who is President Nelson Chamisa,” he said.
The High Court on Wednesday nullified Nelson Chamisa’s MDC presidency and ordered the party to hold an extra-ordinary congress to choose a new leader within a month.
The party has already vowed to go ahead with its planned elective congress later this month while appealing the court ruling.
MDC candidate Rose Mukodza will lock horns with Margaret Tindika and Justice Chirimo both of ZANU PF.
The ward 10 seat was declared vacant following the incarceration of MDC’s Frank Chitembwe in February this year for public violence.
He was slapped with a two year jail term for public violence in the January 14-16 massive protests.
Chitembwe was granted bail pending appeal after ZEC had already sat for the nomination court early this month with three candidates successfully filing their papers.
In his High Court application, Chitembwe was seeking the intervention of the High Court to set aside the actions of (ZEC) to hold the by-election on May 11.