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  • Update Supreme Court appeal: One month is enough says Chidyausiku
    National Constitutional Assembly (NCA)
    March 13, 2013

    The Supreme Court of Zimbabwe today dismissed the High Court’s ruling on the NCA case challenging the jurisdiction of the Courts to question the President, noting that the President can be questioned by citizens in the courts.

    However, we are utterly dismayed and that the Supreme Court dismissed part of our appeal seeking an extension of the referendum date to at least two months. In the ruling the Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku, with five other Supreme Court judges indicated that, the Bench unanimously agreed that the time set out by the President was adequate.

    We remain unshaken by this ruling and we are working flat out in the remaining two days to mobilise as many Zimbabweans as possible to come out in their numbers and vote no in the referendum.

    We also note the partisan stance taken by ZEC through its unqualified acting chairperson Joyce Kazembe, to support the ‘yes’ vote at the referendum.

    We are alarmed that the supposed ‘referee’ to the referendum is now on one side.

    By this alone, ZEC has dented the credibility of this referendum and we wonder, how the same ZEC will be expected to hold a credible election.

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