Tendai Biti

Tendai Biti

Daniel Nemukuyu Senior Court Reporter
Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku today ruled that the case in which 21 MDC-T members recently expelled from Parliament are contesting the decision was urgent and the main challenge has been set down for hearing at the Constitutional Court on April 14.

The 21 members — 17 from the National Assembly and four from the Senate — were expelled from Parliament recently after the MDC-T led by Mr Morgan Tsvangirai wrote to the Speaker of the National Assembly and the president of the Senate seeking their seats to be declared vacant.

Parliament expelled the legislators aligned to the Sekai Holland-led Renewal Team after MDC-T disowned them, saying they were no longer representing its interest in the House after they joined the recently formed political outfit, United Movement for Democratic Change.

The new party is a merger between the Renewal Team and Professor Welshman Ncube’s MDC.

Chief Justice Chidyausiku granted the application with the consent of all the parties involved.

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