Ruling On The The Application To Stop The Recalling Of MDC MPs To Be Delivered On 29 May 2020
The High court has reserved judgement in the urgent chamber application filed by 4 MDC legislators who were recalled by Douglas Mwonzora, New Zimbabwe reports.
This was after the Khupe led MDC T led by Lovemore Madhukeu argued that the matter was not urgent and the MDC Alliance was basing their case on rumours circulating in the press:
For a matter to be deemed urgent, there must be imminent issues warranting its arrival in court and at the time it arrives it must meet such a quality that it cannot wait. There must also be a cause of action, harm which has occurred or is likely to occur. In this regard, what is it which has caused the applicants to come to court?
What is surprising in this regard is that there is no substantial evidence to prove the point except only one article, which was attached as evidence. Surely, if all threats based on the media were to be taken seriously to the extent of justifying legal action, the courts would be overwhelmed by such unnecessary cases
However, the MDC Alliance argued that the matter was urgent because 4 legislators have so far been recalled:
So the application is not being made against the background of empty threats as alluded to by respondents. We, therefore, relate to such fears and we cannot wait until another recall,
Justice Tawanda Chitapi was presiding over the case and he said he will deliver his ruling on 29 May 2020.
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