Concourt Dismisses Mutasa, Mliswa Parly Application

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by dismissed former Zanu PF legislators Didymus Mutasa and Temba Mliswa who were challenging their dismissal from parliament.

The full constitutional bench unanimously agreed that the application had no merit.

Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku indicated that the reason for the dismissal of the application will be released in due course.

Mutasa and Mliswa who were represented by Professor Lovemore Madhuku argued that Speaker of the National Assembly infringed on their rights by declaring their constituencies vacant.

They added that the Speaker misinterpreted Section 129 sub-section 1 (k) of the constitution of Zimbabwe.

However, the Speaker of the National Assembly represented by Simplisiyo Chihambakwe argued that the Speaker acted in terms of the law.

Terrence Hussein who was representing the President gave  a  brief argument saying the application by the two  former  legislators was misplaced.

In an interview with ZBC News, Professor Madhuku said he accepts the decision by the country’s highest court.