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