By Daniel Chigundu
MDC says its elective congress set for the end of this month will go ahead as planned despite the High Court judgement.
High Court Judge Justice Edith Mushore ruled that Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri’s appointment to the post of party vice presidents by the late Morgan Tsvangirai were illegal.
Justice Mushore also ordered MDC to hold an extraordinary congress instead of the elective congress that is being planned.
However, addressing a press conference MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume said they disagree with the judgement and that the Congress will not be stopped.
“For the avoidance of doubt, preparations for the main congress are at an advanced stage and 6800 delegates will attend.
“That process is irreversible. We shall hold a historic and joyous congress under the theme: Defining a New Course for Zimbabwe,” he said.
According to Mafume “the choice of leaders of any political party the world over is the sole preserve of the members of that party.
“It can never be a judicial process. Equally, the actions, activities and programs of a political party, being a voluntary organisation whose existence is protected by the constitution, is the sole preserve of the members of that party,” he said.