Chamisa's MDC still to appeal High Court ruling

Chamisa's MDC still to appeal High Court ruling
Published: 22 May 2019 (154 Views)
LAWYERS representing Nelson Chamisa's MDC have reportedly urged the party to go ahead with its elective congress this week regardless of a recent High Court order which urged them to turn it into an extra-ordinary congress.

The party held its national executive meeting on Monday ahead of their weekend congress, where various issues were raised, among them the way forward following the recent High Court ruling compelling the party to go for an extra-ordinary congress as soon as possible.

MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume said: "Our lawyers have advised us to proceed as we are doing and they will also be taking care of the needs."

After the judgment was handed down, the party said it would file an appeal. However, by yesterday, the appeal had not yet been filed.

"It will be the first after the unfortunate demise of our icon (party founding leader) Morgan Tsvangirai. We are ready and the council took note of the legal issue which were left to our lawyers to deal with," he said. The party also resolved to co-opt losing candidates at provincial level.

"As you know, every administrative process has to be internally reviewed, has to be internally audited and in keeping of the rule of the law and democratic tenets, we wanted to make sure that anyone who had complaints, no matter how big or small, they had an opportunity to present them before the independent commission," Mafume said.

"The commission looked at the complaints and validated the provincial elections and it is essentially our appeals committee.

"It encourages certain provinces to integrate those who would have lost so that we can continue, some of them had some concerns that we felt we needed to keep capturing their leadership within the provincial set up."

Among other issues brought before the executive was the issue of security at the congress, where 800 marshals are being trained to keep control of things, feed and accommodate delegates.

Mafume said during the executive meeting, they received a report on other issues such as the thematic committees, report backs of what people want to see in the constitution to strengthen the organisation, the ideological school, the issue of dialogue, demonstrations and how and when to conduct primary elections, among others.

The MDC will also invite an international guest for the congress whose identity, according to the party, will be revealed at a later stage after all the necessary protocols have been done.

- newsday

Tags: mdc, chamisa, appeal,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Dangerous games - 2 men risk falling off the top of a Nkayi-bound bus

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 167 Views

'Mthuli Ncube a complete failure'

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 149 Views

Zacc probes vote-buying claims

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 115 Views

Doctors vow to continue with industrial action

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 119 Views

RBZ tightens rules for currency exchanges with immediate effect

by Bloomberg | 21 September 2019 | 188 Views

Mnangagwa takes anti-sanctions lobby to UN

by Xinhua | 21 September 2019 | 105 Views

Mugabe's remains will not be flown to Singapore for safekeeping

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 133 Views

Mebo voted best video

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 133 Views

Mujuru fights property seizure

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 132 Views

Mnangagwa flies into protests in New York

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 105 Views

Shocking hike in prices of goods

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 144 Views

Trevor Ncube speaks on criminals around Mnangagwa

by Mandla Ndlovu | 21 September 2019 | 222 Views

Kangwa returns to BF

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 126 Views

Madzibaba pummels rival in love triangle

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 131 Views

Deputy Head convicted for pupil assault

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 131 Views

'Ndunge's' son jailed for cellphone theft

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 132 Views

Woman smashes boyfriend's car

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 124 Views

Nqindi ventures into music

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 97 Views

Hubby runs amok after catching wife with boyfriend

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 118 Views

Mnangagwa shreds Magombeyi's abduction claims

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 129 Views

Govt, private doctors examine Magombeyi

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 109 Views

How Mnangagwa helped ANC comrades during Apartheid

by Isdore Guvamombe | 21 September 2019 | 114 Views

Zaka East by-election on today

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 84 Views

Joshua Nkomo's granddaughter a hit on 'Orange Is The New Black'

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 99 Views

The rise of online traditional healers

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 86 Views

Harare expenditure outstrips income

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 85 Views

Mnangagwa warns on fake abductions

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 92 Views

'Abducted' doctor to be interviewed by the police

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 80 Views

Madinda replaced as Gabs Utd coach

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 84 Views

Mnangagwa to meet business on price hikes

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 55 Views

Masiyiwa-Chamisa fired

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 70 Views

Zanu-PF slams doctors' strike

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 43 Views

7 Chinese 'felons' flee Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 57 Views

'Abducted' and released Dr's saga rages on

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 48 Views

Police intercept omalayitsha vehicles, recover R1m contraband

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 54 Views

Mnangagwa jets off to New York

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 40 Views

'High Court judge' arrested over US$100 000 fraud

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 56 Views

Zanu-PF is the 3rd force, says MDC

by Staff reporter | 21 September 2019 | 42 Views