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ConCourt Dismisses Recalled MDC Renewal Lawmakers' Case

  • Jonga Kandemiiri

Zimbabwe parliament Speaker Jacob Mudenda.

Zimbabwe parliament Speaker Jacob Mudenda.

The Constitutional Court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal for re-instatement by 21 MDC Renewal Team members who were kicked out of parliament after they were recalled by Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC for abandoning the party.

In its ruling, the court found no fault on the action taken by Speaker of parliament advocate Jacob Mudenda and senate president Edna Madzongwe in expelling them.

President Robert Mugabe has already set June 10th, 2015, as the date for by-elections in 14 of the 21 constituencies.

The other seven vacancies will be filled in through the proportional representation where the MDC T party will pick who to represent it parliament and senate.

MDC Renewal Team spokesman Jacob Mafume tells Studio 7 they went to court seeking justice but what they got was injustice.

Mafume says his party will now go back to the people to map the way forward.

“We as a party, we are going to go back to the people. We are going to consult on how we move this process forward,” says Mafume.

Meanwhile, state media reports indicate that the clampdown on Zanu PF officials alleged to be aligned to expelled former vice president Joice Mujuru continues with the party now in the process of kicking out former Sports and Education minister and acting Mashonaland East Zanu PF provincial chairman Aeneas Chigwedere and several others.