52 MDC Alliance MPs challenge recall
FIFTY-TWO MDC Alliance legislators who remained in Parliament following the recalling of 21 of their colleagues have approached the High Court seeking to interdict the Thokozani Khupe-led group from making further recalls.
“We have no doubt in our minds that the respondents are angling for our recalls too. They clearly do not intend to stop their unlawful actions even in the face of various challenges brought against their conduct. The applicants now harbour real fears that they will soon be recalled,” Sikhala said.“The respondents cannot descend, as they did in respect of our colleagues, into a political arena and make a judgment on a clearly contested matter.“Their decisions and findings that our colleagues and by parity of their reasoning, us too, belong to the MDC-T was and will be a quasi-judicial decision which they are not qualified to make.“They must satisfy themselves that the party purporting to make the declaration of recall is from the party which sponsored us in the election.”
“Their actions amount to a fraud on the electorate. Millions of Zimbabweans voted for an entity known as the MDC Alliance. It will be a fraud on the people of Zimbabwe to convert the people’s vote for the MDC Alliance into one for the MDC-T,” added Sikhala.