Opposition National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) Professor Lovemore Madhuku has warned the Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T against extending the dates of the Extra-Ordinary Congress saying any date after the 31st of July will be outside the timeframe declared by the Supreme Court.
Speaking to the Daily News, Madhuku said the Supreme Court did not give the party the greenlight to push congress dates.
It will be wrong for them to say the Chief Justice gave them the green light to push dates forward. What they are trying to do is to take advantage of the directive he gave to suspend court activities except for urgent cases when the Covid-19 lockdown started on March 31. The directive had nothing to do with their congress so it is their own interpretation to say if some activities were prevented from happening, we also could argue that we were bound by that directive which expired on the ninth of May. However, that is subject to a different interpretation as well. Someone could argue otherwise,