Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Mugabe, 93, fit to rule - Court rules



Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court has dismissed a case that sought to question the capacity of 93-year-old president, Robert Mugabe.

The court however said the plaintiff could appeal the decision within 30 days. The dismissal centred largely on the premise that due court processes were not followed.

An activist with the Takamuka social movement, Promise Mkwananzi, went to court to seek to prove that Mugabe – who turns 93 this February, was unfit to hold office given his advanced age.

This is just a convenient excuse for the Constitutional Court to bite the bullet, so we are saying that we are going to reapply within 30 days as prescribed by the rule of the constitutional court and relaunch this issue.

Even though most political watchers said they case was bound to fail, he has affirmed that he will appeal today’s ruling.

He said: This is just a convenient excuse for the Constitutional Court to bite the bullet, so we are saying that we are going to reapply within 30 days as prescribed by the rule of the constitutional court and relaunch this issue"

He added that there was enough grounds to prove that the President lacked the capacity to occupy the office, citing statements that the president had made. Statements he describes as ‘‘clearly not in the spirit of the constitution.’‘

Mugabe became Prime Minister of Zimbabwe in 1980, when his ZANU-PF party won the elections following the end of white minority rule. He has been the president of Zimbabwe since 1987.

The country heads into elections next year and the ruling party wants him to run.

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2 comments:

  1. African Unwriten Constitution

    Paul Kagame,A Serial Killer Too Says We Rwandans want Him For Life. KIKIKIKI

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  2. Stupid cowards - spineless. They don't deserve to be called judges. They are worse than cockroaches.

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