By Jane Mlambo| Former Zanu PF politburo member Professor Jonathan Moyo has hit at the Supreme Court ruling that ordered the opposition MDC factions led by Nelson Chamisa and Thokozani Khupe to go back to its 2014 status and elect the late Morgan Tsvangirai successor, calling it an absurdity as it tried to retrieve a party that had died with its leader on the 14th of February 2018.
Posting a thread on Twitter, Professor Moyo said the courts should have accepted that with Tsvangirai dead and Khupe and Chamisa having contested separately, MDC-Tsvangirai was water under the bridge which cannot be retrieved.
“The situation that the MDC-Tsvangirai should go back to its 2014 structures, and proceed from there to reconstruct itself without Morgan Tsvangirai is an absurdity. That this absurdity has been enabled by a Supreme Court judgment is a tragedy. A court must not cause an absurdity!
“What aggravates the absurdity & exposes the dirty tricks is that the Supreme Court agreed that, with Tsvangirai dead; Khupe & Chamisa having contested in the 2018 elections separately, the MDC-Tsvangirai party was water under the bridge. And no new bridge can retrieve that water!
“Given the Supreme Court judgment on the absurd resurrection of the MDC-Tsvangirai, when it had become water under the bridge, I feel for Advocate @nelsonchamisa. In Mnangagwa’s rogue regime, one can’t be an officer of the court and an effective opposition leader at the same time,” said Moyo.