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MDC-T members sue Morgan tsvangirai for abusing power

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Two MDC members have sued Morgan Tsvangirai over his appointment of Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri as vice presidents.Morgan Tsvangirai

George Rice, a provincial executive member, and Patson Murimoga, a musician said Tsvangirai had violated the party’s constitution.

Murimoga is the MDC member who composed jingles praising Tsvangirai which were used in his 2013 presidential campaign. Tsvangirai is cited as the first espondent, with Adv Chamisa and Eng Mudzuri listed as second and third, respectively.

Lovemore Moyo is cited as the fourth respondent in his capacity as MDC-T national chairman, while MDC-T is cited as the fifth respondent.

“In his founding affidavit, Mr Murimoga argues that the appointments contravened the party’s constitution and should be reversed.

“On the 15th of July 2016, first respondent (Mr Tsvangirai) convened a Press conference at his Highlands House where he announced that he had appointed first and second respondents as deputy presidents of the fifth respondent (MDC-T).

“In that Press conference, first respondent claimed he was making the appointment of second and third respondent in terms of the fifth respondent’s constitution. The second and third respondents are cited so that they state clearly if their appointment by the first respondent as deputy presidents of the fifth respondent is in terms of the constitution of the fifth respondent,” said Mr Murimoga.

He justified citation of second and third respondents saying they could possibly be affected by the application.

“In particular, the first respondent claimed that he was authorised by the national council of the fifth respondent to make those appointments of second and third respondents,” added Mr Murimoga.

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