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Mwonzora Distances MDC-T From Court Application To Stop By-elections

Mwonzora Distances MDC-T From Court Application To Stop By-elections

MDC-T president Douglas Mwonzora has distanced his party from a Constitutional Court application by Tapera Sengweni, and three others, who are seeking to stop the 26 March by-elections.

Sengweni, who is reportedly an MDC-T legal advisor and Mwonzora’s close ally, argued in his application that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) failed to hold elections within the 90-day timeframe prescribed by the laws of the country.

In a post on Twitter in which he tagged journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, Mwonzora said the MDC-T has nothing to do with the application and will not interfere with citizens seeking to assert their rights. He said:

The MDC-T has neither filed nor sponsored any court application to stop by-elections. The application being circulated has been filed by a group of 4 Zimbabweans. We do not interfere with Zimbabweans seeking to assert their rights.

Responding to Mwonzora, Chin’ono described the MDC-T leader as “evil”. Said Chin’ono:

Dhaggi @DMwonzora we are not fools! At the heart of what you are doing is to prolong councils as dysfunctional so that your handlers can continue LOOTING councils without legitimate oversight

You are an EVIL man Dhaggi because what you are doing is literally killing Zimbabweans.

In his founding affidavit, Tapera also argued that Zimbabwe cannot afford to hold by-elections this month and should wait for general elections that are due in 2023. He said:

As a small economy, Zimbabwe has financial challenges that are affecting the greater majority of its population.

The government is struggling to pay its employees a living wage. It is not prudent to drag the country into another plebiscite whose outcome does not change the numerical configuration of parliament in any way.

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25 Comments

Crocodile 2 months ago

Haa police vakangwariria kupindira Mota dzevanhu asi mbavha chaidzo havabati asi vanhu vanobira everyday


angry man 2 months ago

kkkkkk


S 2 months ago

Zvese zvema application eku stopper ma elections zviri kuitiswa na Mwonzora because he knows that after ma elections. He is heading for political wwildernesses.Akashandiswa ne ZANU PF uyo. Akasvipwa. He needs GNU because he knows he won't win or even a seat in Parliament. Dhongi re munhu.


Hulk Hogan 2 months ago

Guys my message is directed to the first comment.


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Hulk Hogan 2 months ago

How can you disrespect @Hopewell like that? He's a man of integrity and transparency, and you find💩💩💩💩like you speaking negative about him


Tang. Ku 2 months ago

Mwonzora dhimoni rekuroya ravekupera don't don't hide behind economic challenges let's go for elections ,,takatogumbuka toda kukuratidza zvako zvekuronga zveGNU izvo it's broad daylight dreaming, mbuya vakafa vasina shashiko unenge munyasland ,bwidi achimwene Nana Ed vako ivavo this time muchapfeka mabhurugwa maaku Belarus stupid


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 2 months ago

@Doug, Yellow, Gaza, Machiavelli thank you guys, uku ndiko kunonzi kuonesa sevarume kwete kutukana pa Pindula 😍 some of the things we learn them from comments, big up guys...


Machiavelli 2 months ago

👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 ngiyabonga kakhulu

Doug 2 months ago

Those who went to law school abuse the law to sustain their positions. To them, everyone else is ignorant.


Yellow 2 months ago

Kanavamwonzvora vachiti nyika haina mari ngadzosere mari yavakapiwa through the political finance act igopiwa macivil servants


Wekunyanya 2 months ago

Mwonzora **** yamai vako


Wekunyanya 2 months ago

Mwonzora **** yamai vako


Gaza Gazsa Gaza 2 months ago

Election ngaisatyisa mapoliticians. havasivo vanotiudza zvokuti nyika Haina Mari . Vanozviwanepi.


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 2 months ago

Mwonzora wrote our constitution which we are using to date, i buy his idea of a GNU to @ least put our country to order.
Elections keep creating hate among citizens and being disputed all the way to the next election, now that there is drought ahead i think it was much wiser to channel those funds to a solution than an election which has never had a winner...

we have to find a SOLUTION to ease POLLUTION coz polluted atmosphere needs the ozone layer, so if we care then let's stop building Nuclear and buy food sit down talk GNU while eating...


Hezvoko 2 months ago

True , Mwonzora was part of the team that helped in coming up with the new construction. The country thanked them and paint them handsomely. Zvakaperera ikoko.
Now it's the construction which rules and not Mwonzora. pamberi nema by- elections

2 months ago

Machiavelli 2 months ago

Nzondora/Nzvonyora wants GNU so that he can avoid elections because haana support

He wants GNU because under the current scenario he has the majority opposition in parliament (courtesy of The Supreme Court) without having popular power base and hence stand a good chance of a high government post (he targets Prime Minister post for himself)

He wants GNU without elections so that he continues to collect treasury political parties stipends (last month he got $150 million), so he wants that to continue for the next 5years- Goid living for Dougie

2 months ago


Patriotic one 2 months ago

You can choose to call Chin'ono whatever and even not to accept his way of thinking but it's very obvious that your Mwonzora is part of this court application by his advisor but he can't say it out knowing that he has already angered a lot of people with the way he does his politics. He is being used


John Chifamba 2 months ago

Nzondora was testing waters. akuramba, typical politician style aona kuti it has backfired. Elections are the main ingredient in a democracy. They should be held when they are due. the by elections are overdue and should be held, yesterday

Jenarari 2 months ago

Ini pidigu dhiii


Rabble-rouser 2 months ago

Although I don't like Mwonzora too much I respect him as a person and I don't agree with the language which is being by Mr Chin'ono


▪️ 2 months ago

Hopewell idununu handiteerere zvaanotaura katsi yemunhu


ABC 2 months ago

The moment you use vulgar language is where your reasoning has stopped. Don't be discourage Chin' ono


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