Supreme Court rules that Khupe is real MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa illegitimate

HARARE: The Supreme Court of Zimbabwe today ruled that Dr Thokozani Khupe is the real leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and that Advocate Nelson Chamisa is not the legitimate MDC leader, in a judgment that settles the leadership wrangle between the two foes.

The ruling follows an appeal by MDC-Alliance leaders Chamisa and Morgan Komichi challenging a High Court ruling in May last year which declared that Chamisa was illegitimately acting as the party leader.

During the appeal hearing last October, Dr Khupe who was being represented by Professor Lovemore Madhuku asked the Supreme Court to throw out Mr Chamisa’s appeal on legitimacy to enable her to hold an extraordinary congress and pick up the pieces.

The dismissal of the appeal must reinstate Dr Khupe as the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change.