Tsvangirai expulsion cheap drama – party says


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The Morgan Tsvangirai faction of the Movement for Democratic Change has brushed off the expulsion of Tsvangirai and national chairman Lovemore Moyo by Tendai Biti’s Renewal Team as cheap drama which showed that the rebels had no respect whatsoever of the rule of law.

“The charade is the work of lawless lawyers who do not respect the courts just as they do not respect the constitution of the party. Nowhere in the world has a judgment by a tribunal superseded a judgment by a superior and competent court,” the party said in a statement.

Tsvangirai was reportedly expelled by a tribunal appointed by the Renewal Team on Friday. The High Court blocked the hearing on the same day, but Renewal Team spokesman Jacob Mafume said the High Court ruling had no effect as Tsvangirai had cited the wrong people in his court application.

But the Tsvangirai team was adamant. “No amount of drama will stop and detract the party leadership from executing its constitutional mandate. The party is preparing for Congress and we are forging ahead with the democratic struggle to bring positive transformation in the lives of the people of Zimbabwe,” it said.

 

Full statement:

Monday, 30 June 2014

Tsvangirai expulsion just cheap drama

The so-called expulsion of MDC President Morgan Tsvangirai and national chairman Lovemore Moyo by the rebels is nothing more than cheap drama.

That the so-called tribunal proceeded to sit even after the High court ruling that stopped the sham Mandel resolutions shows that the rebels have no respect whatsoever for the rule of law. The charade is the work of lawless lawyers who do not respect the courts just as they do not respect the constitution of the party.

Nowhere in the world has a judgment by a tribunal superseded a judgment by a superior and competent court.

President Tsvangirai and national chairman Moyo remain in their positions unfazed by this cheap drama. It is ironic that the rebels, who masquerade as democrats, would sink so low as to convene a meeting of their so-called tribunal when the High Court had expressly made a ruling on the matter.

No amount of drama will stop and detract the party leadership from executing its constitutional mandate. The party is preparing for Congress and we are forging ahead with the democratic struggle to bring positive transformation in the lives of the people of Zimbabwe.

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Charles Rukuni
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