Accessibility links

Tsvangirai Dragged to Court Over Chamisa, Mudzuri Appointments

  • Ntungamili Nkomo

Opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, was on Monday dragged to court by party activists seeking the nullification of his appointments of two deputies.

The plaintiffs, Patson Murimoga and George Rice argue that by picking Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri as his deputies, Mr. Tsvangirai violated the party constitution.

The MDC-T leader, who has since been served with court papers, now has three deputies, including her long-running second-in-command Thokozani Khupe, who feels betrayed and sidelined by his boss.

Lawyer Zivanai Macharaga for the litigants told Studio 7 the MDC-T leader breached the party constitution which says his deputies must be elected at Congress.

For perspective we turned to political analyst Nkululeko Sibanda who opined that the opposition party could be headed for another split.