Chamisa illegitimate, Zim Supreme Court rules

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Chief Court Reporter 

Zimbabwe’s Supreme Court today ruled that Nelson Chamisa is not the legitimate MDC leader. 

The judgment settles the leadership wrangle between Chamisa and former MDC president Thokozani Khupe.

The ruling follows an appeal by MDC-Alliance leaders Chamisa and Morgan Komichi challenging a High Court ruling in May last year which declared that Chamisa was illegitimately acting as the party leader. 

During the appeal hearing last October, Dr Khupe who was being represented by Professor Lovemore Madhuku asked the Supreme Court to throw out Mr Chamisa’s appeal on legitimacy to enable her to hold an extraordinary congress and pick up the pieces.