Nelson Chamisa has lost the case against Thokozani Khupe over ownership of MDC name, logo, property ownership and finances. The ruling was given by Chief Justice Luke Malaba in the Supreme Court Of Zimbabwe.
Chamisa had insinuated the ruling was already premeditated as witnessed by Khupe announcing about the ruling early in the morning by Khupe who seemed to be celebrating.
“I’ve just received a call from my lawyer @ProfMadhuku informing me that the SC, judgement will be handed down today @ 3pm. I call upon our members & supporters to remain calm & accept whatever the outcome of judgement is. In unity let’s renew & build our great Party and Country!” Khupe posted.
Nelson Chamisa views the whole judgement as a farce and sign of dictatorship.
“DICTATORSHIP NEVER WINS. DICTATORSHIP ALWAYS ULTIMATELY FALLS AND SO SHALL IT BE WITH ALL THOSE WHO CONNIVE WITH IT! THE PEOPLE ALWAYS WIN AND THE PEOPLE SHALL GOVERN! BIGGER AFTER IT ALL. CORRECTNESS NEVER COMES SECOND BEST!” He Tweeted.
Pedzisai Ruhanya Tweeted this;
“Court rules that MDC leader @nelsonchamisa is not the legitimate leader of MDC Supreme Court rules in favour of Khupe”.
The Herald reported that;
The Supreme Court today ruled that Nelson Chamisa is not the legitimate MDC leader in a judgment that settles the leadership wrangle between him and Dr Thokozani Khupe.
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 proper leader of the Movement for Democratic Change and the opposition party will go back and start from February 15, 2018.