By Lloyd Takawira
Infuriated by the Supreme Court ruling yesterday which declared Nelson Chamisa illegitimate MDC leader, Alliance Leader’s and other politicians spoke out about the Supreme Court judgment passed by Chief Justice Luke Malaba.
The landmark ruling upheld, an earlier High Court ruling declaring Chamisa was not duly the party leader and that the party should be restored to that which existed following the MDC’s 2014 congress.
The ruling also ordered the party to hold an extra-ordinary congress within three months.
Pissed off by the judgement MDC heavies and other politicians came guns blazing at the judgement on microblogging sites.
MDC Activist Emmanuel Zellas Gumbo writing on Facebook said ” After going through the whole document, in summation, the judgement is just a brutum fulmen. So the commitment that we give to the people of Zimbabwe is that we will stand irrevocably, unshakably & unbreakably with President Advocate @nelsonchamisa”.
Another activist Gift K Mawire writing on his Twitter account said ” A Pyrrhic victory is a victory that inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat. Someone who wins a Pyrrhic victory has also taken a heavy toll that negates any true sense of achievement or damages long-term progress.#Batisisai”
MDC Youth Assembly in a statement said ” The regime in Harare has been caught pants down breaking it’s own laws. They announced the closure of courts but here they are. They plan to use the courts to issue a Brutum Fulmen judgement to hand over MDC Headquarters to Khuphe. @mdczimbabwe we stand with @nelsonchamisa”.
MDC Alliance treasurer general David Coltart said President Emmerson Mnangagwa had infiltrated the opposition.
MDC MP for Harare West, Joanna Mamombe also said “the ruling was predetermined insisting the prepared speech by Morgen Komichi outside court, accepting the ruling showed the outcome had been leaked to Chamisa’s rivals”
MDC’s Secretary for International Relations, Gladys Hlatswayo also accused Mnangagwa of trying to destroy the main opposition.
Party’s deputy spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka also weighed in with his thoughts, insisting Chamisa was legitimately elected party leader.
Exiled former cabinet minister and ex-Zanu PF politician Jonathan Moyo likened the ruling as the “Sarajevo moment”.
Twittering as @mavhure from Jerera couldn’t mince his words saying ” One needs to be extra intelligent empty to dismiss NC as a force in political game. He is the current Messi or Ronaldo. I guess the Gods are sharpening him for the bigger seat. No easy walk to the throne. He will get that. Shaped sharp and polished”.