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MDC-T leader Thokozani Khupe and Judge Priscilla Chigumba dragged to court

The Daily News has reported of a man from Kwekwe who has sued the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and at the same time seeking to put aside the swearing in of Thokozani Khupe into parliament, together with with 14 of the Members of Parliament after the recall of the MDC Alliance members.

It is reported that in the High Court application, Charles Madhiwa cited the following as respondents ;

Thokozani Khupe (below) and Judge Priscilla Chigumba (above)

● The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and its Chairwoman Priscilla Chigumba

● Thokozani Khupe

● The 14 legislators who where sworn in replacing the recalled MDC Alliance legislators.

According to the Daily News report, Madhiwa, who cast his vote in the Mbizo constituency in the 2018 general elections,argued that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission should not have made replacements to fill the vacancies that emerged after the recalling of the MDC Alliance Members of Parliament .

Madhiwa is reported to have said that in accordance to the Constitution, the members of independent commissions are not allowed to exercise their functions in a manner that is meant to serve the interests of any polictical party or to do any violations of human rights.


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MDC Alliance MDC-T Priscilla Chigumba Thokozani Khupe Zimbabwe Electoral Commission


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