High Court grants temporary reprieve to independent presidential candidate Saviour Kasukuwere
Independent presidential candidate Saviour Kasukuwere has been granted temporary reprieve after the High Court struck off an application for the execution of a judgement granted in favour of a Zanu PF activist, Lovedale Mangwana. Mangwana had sought Kasukuwere’s disqualification from the presidential race.
However, when the matter was heard in chambers yesterday, High Court judge Justice David Mangota removed the matter from the roll of urgent matters, ordering each party to bear its own costs.
Kasukuwere’s lawyer, Method Ndlovu, addressed journalists after the hearing and said the judge indicated that he could not decide on an issue that was still before a higher court.
The decision comes after Mangwana filed an application for execution of the High Court judgement that blocked Kasukuwere from standing in next month’s elections as a presidential candidate. Mangwana wanted the High Court order to be executed pending the Supreme Court appeal.
Kasukuwere filed a Supreme Court appeal in which he sought to reverse an earlier High Court judgement that blocked the former Zanu PF commissar from standing in the upcoming elections.
The court’s decision allows Kasukuwere to continue his campaign for the presidency, at least until the Supreme Court issues its ruling.