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Zanu PF and Zvayi in contempt of court
for Democratic Change
The MDC is extremely
disappointed by attempts by some pseudo journalists like Ceaser
Zvayi working for the Zanu-PF mouth piece, The Herald to attribute
to the party, the current litigations by some innocent citizens
seeking recourse from the constitutional court.
The attempt by the Zanu-PF pundit and apologist is nothing but another
damp squib at a spin well calculated to scuttle, pre-empt, and subvert
the course of justice.
act by Zanu-PF’s Zwayi is preposterous much as it is a deliberate
onslaught on the courts by Zanu-PF so as to influence judiciary
processes to its favour.
The MDC strongly
believes in the independence of the Judiciary and such actions by
Zwayi and his pathetic Zanu-PF constitute a serious indictment and
an affront to such independence.
Whilst the MDC
stands in support of freedom of expression, Zwayi’s predictable
and miscalculated move is a total infringement of individual constitutional
rights to consult the courts for redress. Such action by the Zanu-PF
surrogate is a cruel intrusion into feasible liberties of citizens
and is totally unacceptable.
What is disturbing
and more dangerous from the Zanu-PF propagandist is his attempt
to interfere with pending litigations already before the courts.
The MDC finds
this move highly contemptuous and a total disregard of Judiciary
independence. We strongly hope that the Constitutional Bench will
read through such conspiracy and exercise their mandate in a free
and fair manner.
We are also
appalled by some Zanu-PF linked lawyers who have joined Zvayi to
try to pre-empt the cases that are now before the courts. These
lawyers ought to know or must know that Jealousy Mawarire does not
have more rights to approach the constitutional court than Maria
Phiri and Nixon Nyikadzino and others.
What these incompetent
lawyers are implying
is that the courts are there only to advance Zanu PF interests.
Some of these lawyers are well known advisers to Zanu-PF.
advised Mawarire’s lawsuit
and now do not know what to do in view of the precedent set by the
Mawarire case that any aggrieved citizen can approach the Constitutional
Court in the case of a violation of their fundamental rights.
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