Makarau, Malaba To Decide Chamisa-Mnangagwa Court Case
12 August 2018
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By Farai D Hove|  Former Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Rita Makarau is set to sit on the bench that will decide on the court challenge by MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa at the electoral court.

Also to sit on the bench, is the judge previously opposed by Emmerson Mnangagwa for the Chief Justice job, Justice Luke Malaba.

Makarau was appointed by former President Robert Mugabe.

While some say the development spells doom for Chamisa, others say the inclusion of the two adds a curious, riveting dimension to the court case.


One legal expert only identified as “Baba Vareign” commented on Facebook saying, “During his tenure as Minister of Justice, ED tried by all means to block Luke Malaba CJ from assuming office as Zimbabwe’s Chief Justice.

“Sezvineiwo, the Chief Justice will lead the full bench of the Constitutional Court in deciding whether Mnangagwa was duly elected as the President of Zimbabwe. Interestingly, it is possible that the previous ZEC Chairperson, Justice Rita Makarawu, who was forced to resign after the coup, will be on the same bench. Interesting times ahead…”