Our erstwhile comrades, have, once again, developed cold feet. Their lawyer, Advocate Thabani Mpofu, is not at all keen to represent them in the High Court trial since he seems to appreciate that his clients have got a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the case. Accordingly, our erstwhile comrades are virtually chickening out of the High Court legal battle.
By Obert Gutu
The case was supposed to commence this morning ie Sunday, July 01, 2018 before Honourable Justice Dube at the High Court in Harare. As we expected, our erstwhile comrades are certainly in no mood to have the case kick off. Therefore, our lead Counsel, Professor Lovemore Madhuku, will be approaching Justice Dube in her chambers on Monday morning, July 02,2018,to seek directions on how to proceed with the matter since the Applicant is now playing hide and seek and is apparently no longer keen to prosecute its case to finality.
It’s the Applicant who is dominus litis and as such, they’re legally obliged to prosecute their case to finality. They have got an unwinnable and utterly hopeless case both on the facts and on the law. We have got the Applicant exactly where we want them to be ie in a legal cul de sac out of which they cannot successfully manouvre themselves. In the Shona language, we say “kana wadenha mangwiro, wotokwinya” simply meaning that if you start a fight with a tough opponent you have got to be resilient. We’re prepared and indeed, more than ready, to fight this case to the bitterest end.
In the meantime, we are urging all the MDC-T candidates and party cadres to continue with their campaigns peacefully and without any stress. We have now entered the homestretch.
Extracted from Obert Gutu Facebook Page