The two members through their lawyers from Mugiya and Macharaga Law Chambers, approached the High Court yesterday and sued Tsvangirai, Chamisa, Mudzuri, national chairman Lovemore Moyo and the party under case number 7453/16, claiming the appointments contravened the party’s constitution. The two want the appointments declared null and void.
Murimoga, a known Tsvangirai praise singer who has composed jingles used during election campaigns, said due process was not followed.
The two insist that the party constitution stipulates that a deputy president can only be elected directly at congress after having been nominated by the provinces and argue that both the national council and the national standing committee were not elective forums, hence Chamisa and Mudzuri’s appointments were illegal.
Murimoga served as campaign manager for the party’s secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora at the MDC-T 2014 congress, where Chamisa lost by a wide margin.
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