Pindula
Register Login

MDC-T Can't Legally Contest Elections Under MDC Alliance - Prof Jonathan Moyo

MDC-T Can't Legally Contest Elections Under MDC Alliance - Prof Jonathan Moyo

Exiled Political Science Professor, Jonathan Moyo, says Douglas Mwonzora’s plot for the MDC-T to contest the 26 March by-elections under the MDC-Alliance banner is null and void at law.

He speaks after Mwonzora on 3 January 2022 wrote to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) indicating he is president of the MDC-Alliance, based on the pre-2018 election pact which MDC-T was part of.

He also informed the electoral body that other MDC formations should cease using the MDC acronym.

However, in a series of Twitter posts, Moyo who is a former Cabinet Minister said the 2017 MDC-Alliance was not a political party, but an alliance ahead of the 2018 polls. He said:

No one needs to be a lawyer to know that the 2017 MDC-A was not a political party, but a pre2018 election alliance; meant to become a post2018 election coalition govt, had the pre-election alliance won the 2018 poll. The 2017 MDC-A was thus only a pre-2018 election alliance.

Agreements have a duration. The 2017 MDC-A pre-2018 election agreement did not mutate into a post-2018 election coalition government; because the pre-2018 election alliance (MDC-A) did not win the 2018 election. As such, the 2017 pre-election (MDC-A) agreement expired in 2018.

Since 2018, no pre-election alliance agreement has been entered into by @OurMDCT with any party for 2022 by-elections or 2023 elections or any elections. The @OurMDCT cannot use an expired 2018 agreement, which was never renewed, for 2022 by-elections or 2023 elections. No!

Moyo said that the Nelson Chamisa-led party, MDC Alliance, is not connected to the 2017 MDC-A pre-2018 election Agreement nor to any pre-election alliance adding “it’s a political party in its own right formed in 2019 and is entitled to its full rights.”

The rival MDC outfits have been fighting over the control of MDC name, symbols and assets and the matter spilt into the courts.

The Supreme Court judgment of 31 March 2020 in the Mashavira case on the MDC leadership crisis ruled that MDC-A was not a party.

More: Pindula News


Share Article

Sponsored

More

13 Comments

tanaka mushayavanhu 4 months ago

Jonso ataura chokwadi zvisinei nekuti atsigira side, Mwonzora ngaatsvake rutsigiro kuvanhu not kunetsana neimwe opposition party zvinobatsirei


MaFyt ka_Tkt 4 months ago

@MuGrade2 wadonongodza nemo nemo wena, thats the problem with opposition supporters vanoona asi havaonesesi, vachinzwa vasinga nzwisise


Majeke 4 months ago

@ Mafyt Hapana nechinoonekwa nekuzivikanwa paye nenyope dzeMdc idzi .Pese pataurwa nyaya chero ingaite yechechi unoona wakupinza politics mukati hee ngaapinde hake mukomana zviri off topic zvega zvega .Gone are the days of receiving manna nezvihuta from heaven .Pese pangoita kaargument kushoropodza rimwe bato chasara kuti ngaapinde hake mukomana nemudzimba dzavo wakanyengerwa vakadzi nekuti miromo yawo ndiro word rega rainogona kutaura

Sponsored

More
Sauro 4 months ago

Dzoka kuno Jonathan moyo udyiwe urinyama iwe


Jombo 4 months ago

Its the Court's decision to make


Chikandamina 4 months ago

True jona


this Zim is ours 4 months ago

Nhai Jonathan by-election irikuitwa iyi haisi kudzoreredza sarudzo dzevamhu va2018 here vakazobva muzvigara either nekudzingwa or nerufu.Plus chamisa haana kuwamba imwe party.Akaita take over party yaitungamirwa naTsvangirai Inova yaakazonzi iye haakodzeri kuitungamira nedare.Saka akazonzi iwe hauchina party.Ndepapi paakazowamba imwe futi mdc alliance.Mdc t ndiyo yaiwe main party muAlliance maiwe netumwe tuparty tudiki twaana biti and others saka mdc t ndiyo yaiwe neControl that's why Morgan aiwe leader weAlliance cz cz mdct ndiyo yaiwe the biggest party muAlliance.As long as muchinda kushanda neZita rekuti alliance yakasiiwa naMorgan iya zivai kuti mdct yaMwonzora ndiyo inopiwa simba kana musingazodi kurwadziwa nemaCourt decision ana chamisa wambai a new party with a new name.Munozofunga kuti mabirirwa asi zvisirizvo.Alliance ndeye ruzhinji haisi yebato rimwechete bt pamazhinji acho mdct ndiyo inotungamira.Ndapedza nemi hatidi kuzonzwa moti mabirirwa.

Mr ndhlumbi 4 months ago

MWONZORA SHOULD JUST JOIN THE ALLIANCE IF HE IZ SO OBSESSED WITH IT. NOT TO FIGHT EACH OTHER


Cde Cimba 4 months ago

Prof Moyo you never cease to amaze me. You are full of drama. Confusion reigns in your D.N A. Zuro ndizuro maiti Chamisa akabirwa election. Nhasi makuti MDC Alliance did not win the 2018 elections kkkkkk😂😂😂.

Makuti "because MDC Alliance did not win the 2018 elections"...blah blah.
What is your position regarding the 2018 elections Proff Moyo kkkkk


Tsitsipasi 4 months ago

@MuGrade 2, apa wataura chokwadi kuita kunge graduate repa Havard University. The level of reasoning reflected in your comment is quite astonishing given that you managed to acquire a "Grade 2 third term report" as your only academic qualification. Having read your comment on this platform, I am pretty sure a number of local universities are contemplating conferment of honorary degrees to you. MuGrade 2, I would advise you to start shopping around for your graduation regalia to facilitate a smooth graduation. See you at the graduation ceremony.

Elyse 4 months ago

@cde cimba chirungu chakunzvengai apa wena.What he is saying is Chamisa did not win the elections Officially.As in ndizviripo he is not the president ryt asi dei akanzi ndiye president then it could have been another story

MuGrade 2 4 months ago

The problem with mdc supporters u don't analyse politics in an new neutral view,.. he is not supporting or against,buh analysing abt legality of Mwonzora claiming of an Alliance that expired... Chamisa lost because of rigging..if he had official won then he wld be the president.. when analysing politics be open minded like Jonso.. don't be emotional..

Tsvangirai 4 months ago

Mataurawo zvine musoro



Leave a comment


Recent News


News Categories



Give us a Feedback