Full communique by the MDC-Chamisa after its meeting on Wednesday


AWARE that:

They wanted MDC Alliance to join POLAD.

They wanted MDC Alliance President to accept to be Leader of Opposition in Parliament.

They wanted MDC Alliance to accept the stolen election outcome.

They want to tell MDC Alliance who to partner and how to oppose.

They wanted MDC Alliance Mps to recognize Emmerson Mnangagwa as legitimate President of Zimbabwe after the stolen and disputed 2018 general  election.

THEREFORE, in this context, the National Standing Committee of the MDC Alliance met today in Harare and made the following resolutions

(1) Supreme Court judgement

(i) The NSC noted the judgement of the Supreme court that ws handed down on the 30th March 2020 in the matter of MDC Case No SC56/2020.

The NSC categorically restates that , the party , the MDC Alliance was not a party to this litigation.

(ii) The NCS restate that a political party is a voluntary organisation of willing people and the MDC Alliance, was created through the voluntary agency of the Zimbabwean People whose right to form a political organisation is protected by the constitution of Zimbabwe and cannot be interfered by any power or authority.

(iii) The NSC noted the undisputable legal fact that the MDC Alliance is a separate legal entity from the MDC-T and participated in the election of July 2018 as MDC Alliance and that same entity held its congress in May 2019 as MDC Alliance.

(iv) The NSC restates that any attempt to infringe or impinge on the existence of the MDC Alliance is an assault on the Constitutional right of the same.

(v) The Supreme Court judgement has engendered illegalities and created unconstitutional outcomes which include the following, extending the terms of office of the 2014 structures which were elected in October 2014 with the terms therefore expiring in October 2019.

The judgment also conflates three different organisations the MDC, the MDC-T and the MDC Alliance (the latter two which competed against  each other in the 2018 election).

Ignoring the juridical fact of the MDC Alliance being established by virtue of participation in the 2018 elections. Ignoring the juridical act of the MDC Alliance congress of May 2019.

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