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Courts have vindicated us, we should have simply followed constitution, says Gutu

Seasoned politician Obert Gutu says he is happy with the Supreme Court judgement which declared that Thokozani Khupe is the legitimate acting president of MDC-T, adding that it shows they were right from the onset.
The judgement also compelled Khupe to organise an extraordinary congress within the next three months to choose a substantive party leader using the 2014 structures.

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In an interview, Gutu who recently announced his resignation from active politics a few months ago said all this could have been finished before the 2018 general elections had people simply followed the dictates of the party’s constitution.

“I feel happy with the judgment because from the first day we should have followed the constitution and the courts have now vindicated us.

“I am in exhilaration and happiness because we were right, we should have simply followed the constitution when Morgan Tsvangirai died and allow Khupe to take over as acting President and we go for extraordinary congress.”

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Gutu added “An extraordinary congress does not take time and by the time we went for elections we could have finished with it already in fact by end of March we could have had a substantive leader.

“Now where we are is what we say the chickens are coming home to roost. If they continue to use the name MDC they can be sued, they have no right to use it. In fact, they are not MDC. We don’t know what they are.

“They are now busy rubbishing the Supreme Court judgment. It’s tomfoolery, its all froth, no beer, all sizzle, no steak”. he said.

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With regards to whether he will be bouncing back to politics in light of the Supreme Court judgment, Gutu who is part of the MDC-T leadership elected at the 2014 congress said he is yet to make a decision, adding that he shall make a statement in due course.

“With regards to my future, I will make a statement in the fullness time, I always think over an issue, I take long to make decisions, so I will make a statement in the fullness of time,” he said. Get all COVID-19 statistics for Zimbabwe from COVID-TRACKER  

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Daniel Chigundu

Daniel Chigundu is the news editor for OpenParlyZW an online platform that covers Parliament of Zimbabwe activities using social media (Twitter and Facebook). He is currently the secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Parliamentary Journalists Forum and a board member of Digital Communication Network.

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