Zimbabwe Supreme Court Extends of Opposition Congress Date

Harare- The Zimbabwe Supreme Court on Friday granted MDC-T interim leader Thokozani Khupe up to 30 November to hold the party’s extraordinary congress to elect a new president.

Khupe had approached the Supreme Court seeking guidance on the matter after the same court in March ordered the MDC-T to hold an elective congress within three months.

However, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the party had postponed the congress which had been scheduled for July 31.

The MDC-T then made an application at the Supreme Court on July 29 seeking an extension to Khupe’s current term.

Khupe was declared the legitimate leader of the main opposition MDC-T by the Supreme Court following the death of founding party President Morgan Tsvangirai.

Tsvangirai succumbed to colon cancer on February 14 2018 with Chamisa who was one of the three vice presidents taking the reins. Controversy ensued with Khupe saying she was the bonafide successor because she was elected at congress with Chamisa and Engineer Elias Mudzuri appointed by the late veteran politician.

Since then squabbles have hogged the limelight, threatening to tear the main opposition. Khupe has scored several victories against the Chamisa led MDC Alliance including the takeover of party headquarters Harvest House.

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