MDC-T president Thokozani Khupe has reasserted her authority over the party after the High Court on Wednesday ruled that she was the late Morgan Tsvangirai’s rightful heir.
In her ruling, High Court judge, Justice Edith Mushore, said that Nelson Chamisa was a supplanter and all decisions he made as party president are null and void.
Khupe’s party issued a statement on Wednesday in which she sought out her ally, secretary general Douglas Mwonzora to decide on the way forward. The statement reads in part:
"This victory not only vindicates Dr Khupe and those in the MDC that has always stood for principle over political expediency but it’s a victory for all democratic forces and the rule of law in our country.
"This judgment is also a damning indictment to the many so-called legal scholars in the broader democratic movement, who for the past years like the disgraced biblical Pontius Pilate looked the other way when the movement was veering off our founding values with such alarming impunity."
Khupe asked her supporters not to abuse Chamisa as he remains indispensable to the party. She added:
"Advocate Chamisa and those close to him must not be verbally abused or belittled in any way, shape or form."
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