Hearing For MDC-T Urgent Application On Speaker Election To Be Heard Next Week

The application was made by the Morgan Tsvangirai led Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) this week after Zvoma postponed elections.

“It has been set down for next Wednesday,” Mutare Central MP and MDC-T chief whip Innocent Gonese, the first applicant in the matter told Radio VOP.

MDC-T lawyers on Thursday accused Judge President George Chiweshe of sitting on the party’s urgent application filed on Wednesday.

The pary’s lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa said  the matter had been  allocated to Justice Ben Hlatshwayo who does not come to court during the afternoon.

Mtetwa said she was not surprised by the behaviour of Justice Chiweshe, who is known for ruling in favour of Zanu (PF).

“What can you expect from a judge who once held results of an election for over six weeks and was still rewarded with the post of judge
president?. He was put there so that he would do what he is doing now (frustrating MDC),” said Mtetwa.

Chiweshe is the same judge who threw out last Saturday’s urgent application by the MDC-T to be allowed to hold a rally that had been banned by the police.

The MDC-T had approached his court asking him to review a Harare magistrate’s court ruling upholding the police ban on its rally.

The former speaker Lovemore Moyo of MDC-T will contest for his seat while Zanu (PF) is going to field its current party chair Simon Khaya Moyo.