TOP lawyer Advocate Thabani Mpofu, who represented MDC leader Nelson Chamisa in the 2018 Constitutional Court election petition challenging the presidential election results announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), has been involved in a road accident.
The accident is reported to have happened Muzarabani, Mashonaland Central province, according to the MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume.
Mpofu was reportedly travelling from a church event when he got involved in the crash. Mafume also said that sustained minor injuries and was in a stable condition.
The MDC family recently lost Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java, its MP for Glen View South constituency, who last week succumbed to an accident she had in Kwekwe on May 12 while on party business.
Mpofu was representing MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa who was and is still arguing that he won the election. He claimed that the electoral body, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission together with the ruling ZANU-PF tampered with the election results in favour of the ZANU-PF presidential candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa. All the nine Constitutional Court judges voted to dismiss Thabani Mpofu‘s case for lack of evidence.
Recently, Chamisa engaged Mpofu in a bid to fight against a ruling by the High court which nullified his leadership in the MDC.
The High court ruled that Nelson Chamisa‘s appointment to the MDC presidency was null and void, and that the party returns to 2014 leadership structure and conducts an extraordinary congress. That automatically meant that Thokozani Khuphe, now leading a splinter group known as the MDC-T, would be at the helm of the party.
Meanwhile, Thokozani Khuphe has also engaged constitutional law expert, Professor Lovemore Madhuku to help her in implementing the High Court order.
The MDC has appealed against the ruling which is now at the Supreme Court.
More details to follow as this is a developing story…
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