By Court Reporter
MDC leader, Douglas Mwonzora, has spoken out against the Constitutional Court’s decision to dismiss his party’s application seeking nullification of the recently gazetted Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) delimitation report.
The report is a crucial document that outlines the boundaries of the country’s constituencies, which determine the distribution of parliamentary seats and ultimately, the outcome of elections.
Speaking to journalists in Harare, Mwonzora expressed his disappointment with the court’s ruling, stating that it amounted to a political judgement.
“The Constitutional Court has made an unfair judgement and we do not accept that judgement. We want free and fair elections in Zimbabwe and there can never be free and fair elections where the delimitation report is so fundamentally flawed,” said Mwonzora
Mwonzora went on to argue that the flawed delimitation report posed a significant threat to Zimbabwe’s democracy, stating that it would make the country a laughing stock and damage its reputation as a constitutional democracy.
“This is a recipe for disaster for our country. We as responsible Zimbabweans are going to continue prosecuting the people’s struggle. We are fortified that we are right and we are not going to give up,” he said
Mwonzora also announced that his party would be taking further action in response to the court’s decision, stating that “In two days’ time the nation will know what course of action we are going to take.”
The MDC has been calling for electoral reforms, including the review of the delimitation report, which it says is biased in favor of the ruling party.