A Zimbabwean court has ruled that Movement for Democratic Change leader Nelson Chamisa and his deputy Elias Mudzuri were improperly appointed by the late Morgan Tsvangirai, according to the state-controlled Herald newspaper.
The High Court made the ruling today in a matter filed by a person identified as Elias Mashavire, who challenged Tsvangirai’s appointment of what he called his “blue-eyed boys” to the two posts ahead of other party members.
Justice Edith Mushore’s ruling, reports the Herald, implies that Chamisa cannot preside over MDC matters. The MDC leader has already been endorsed by all 13 provinces of the party as the sole presidential candidate in the May 24th elective Congress.
Chamisa’s spokesperson, Dr. Nkululeko Sibanda, claimed that the judgement was an indication that the judiciary “has been captured by Zanu PF.”
Efforts to contact the ruling party were unsuccessful as party spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo was not responding to calls on his mobile phone.