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Khupe, Mwonzora Oppose Application By Recalled MDC Alliance MPs

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Khupe, Mwonzora Oppose Application By Recalled MDC Alliance MPs

The Secretary of the opposition MDC-T, Douglas Mwonzora has approached the High Court seeking to oppose a challenge that was made by four MDC Alliance legislators whom they had recalled from Parliament.

Mwonzora argued in the court papers that the MDC-T had recalled the quartet, Chalton Hwende and three other legislators, Lillian Timveous, Prosper Mutseyami and Tabitha Khumalo for insisting that they belonged to the MDC Alliance and not MDC-T.

He also said that the MDC Alliance was merely a faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) that was left by the late former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, therefore, the expulsion of the four lawmakers was legal.

This comes after the four Members of Parliament approached the High Court challenging their expulsion from parliament.

They argued that they belonged to MDC Alliance which was another party different from the MDC-T which is now headed by Thokozani Khupe following the Supreme Court ruling on the MDC leadership crisis.

Meanwhile, the High Court on Monday deferred to Wednesday the hearing of the challenge by the four MPs and this, therefore, means that MDC-T cannot recall MDC Alliance legislators until the matter is finalised.

More: NewsDay



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