(Last Updated on December 15, 2020 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – Former MDC-T acting National Organising secretary Abednico Bhebhe has approached the High Court seeking an order to stop the party’s extraordinary congress slated to begin on the 19th of December 2020 until the challenge to his expulsion has been determined.
Bhebhe emerged as an unexpected threat in the race to replace the late Morgan Tsvangirai as the leader of the MDC-T when he garnered 170 votes compared to Thokozani Khupe’s 39 in the Bulawayo nomination process. Douglas Mwonzora managed to get only 7 votes.
He was subsequently expelled from the party on allegations of “grossly violating the constitution of the party by supporting another political party other than the MDC-T”.
“The Applicant’s suspension and expulsion from the office of National Organising Secretary and membership of the 3rd respondent having been reviewed and set aside in HC 1973/20 and HC 2119/20.
“Applicant be and is hereby reinstated to his membership and office of National Organising Secretary of the 3rd Respondent.
“Pending the determination of Applicant’s for review filed under cover of case numbers HC 1973/20 and HC 2119/20. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Respondents be and are hereby interdicted from convening a Congress to elect the 3rd Respondent’s President.
“As a consequence of the order in (1) above, the 3rd Respondent’s Congress to elect the 3rd Respondent’s President scheduled for the 19th of December 2020, be and is hereby held in abeyance, till applications for review filed under covers of case numbers HC 1973/20 and HC 2119/20 are determined,” read the ruling from the High Court in which MDC-T acting President Thokozani Khupe and National Chairman Morgen Komichi are cited as first and second respondents respectively.