MDC-T leader, Thokozani Khupe has called for an urgent dialogue between political parties implicated in the judgment with regards to the leadership of the Movement for Democratic Change.
The call for dialogue follows a High Court ruling, that nullified the ascendency of Nelson Chamisa to the party presidium.
Addressing members of the fourth estate, Khupe said there is a need for an urgent dialogue.
“… there is, therefore, an urgent need for dialogue between all parties mentioned in this court order including the applicant on how we can implement it,” she said adding that the judgment has placed her as the leader of MDC-T.
Khupe added: To achieve this (dialogue) we have instructed our legal counsel to engage the other party’s lawyers so that we can dialogue and together map a way forward.
Should dialogue fail, she added, her party is open to other legal remedies.
“This offer is being made without prejudice but let it be on record that in the event that other parties are not forthcoming we are still open to other legal remedies.”
However, the Chamisa Led MDC says it will not accept the ruling which the party described as part of strategies deployed by the government to destabilize and destroy the people’s project.”
UK-based scholar Alex Magaisa termed the judgement an “embarrassment to the legal and political system,” whilst MDC member and lawyer David Coltart called it a “desperate and pathetic move.”