One of Opposition MDC’s founding member, David Coltart, has described today’s High Court ruling as empty thunder and gave assurance that it will be repealed.
The High Court today ruled that MDC leader Nelson Chamisa is an illegitimate president.
The ruling said that Chamisa appointment to the position of vice president by Morgan Tsvangirai before the latter’s death was null and void.
Said Coltart in a comment about the ruling:
“It will be appealed. This is what is called a brutum fulmen – ‘empty thunder’, an ineffective order. By the time the appeal is heard a duly constituted Congress of the MDC will have been held and @nelsonchamisa elected. Pathetic interference with the due process of a party.
"Imagine if Mugabe or the G40 had gone to Court to argue that Mnangagwa had been illegally appointed President of ZANU PF in December 2017 after the violent ouster of Mugabe. It is hard to imagine any #Zimbabwean Court being bold enough to rule as they have today against the MDC," Coltart fumed.
"The farcical nature of life in #Zimbabwe. Next the High Court will be ruling that @nelsonchamisa is not a person. The regime truly fears him taking full and unfettered leadership of the #MDC," Coltart said.
The farcical nature of life in #Zimbabwe. Next the High Court will be ruling that @nelsonchamisa is not a person. The regime truly fears him taking full and unfettered leadership of the #MDC . https://t.co/fmbk4sZFDn
— David Coltart (@DavidColtart) May 8, 2019