via MDC-T preps for Parly results challenge gather momentum | The Zimbabwean by Edgar Gweshe
The MDC-T has received the majority of affidavits from the party’s losing parliamentary candidates that would be used to challenge results of the July 31 election.
The MDC-T is challenging the results which saw Zanu (PF) cruising to a two thirds majority with 160 seats victory, with the MDC-T managing 49.
In a telephone interview with The Zimbabwean, MDC-T spokesperson, Douglas Mwonzora, said his party had decentralised its legal department to ensure that the party’s losing parliamentary candidates do not experience hitches in submitting their affidavits.
“We have received the majority of the affidavits and some are still coming. We had to decentralise our legal department because we wanted to make it easy for our members to submit their affidavits without experiencing hindrances,” said Mwonzora.
He said that his party expected all losing MPs to have submitted their affidavits by Monday.
Mwonzora said that the information contained in the affidavits would be used to support the presidential election petition as well.
“We have given a deadline of Monday and we hope that by that time all the affidavits would be in. Some of them will be used to support the presidential election petition as well,” said Mwonzora.
In another case, Mwonzora has dismissed claims by the State owned The Herald that the MDC-T Treasurer General, Roy Bennet, has dumped the party.
“That is The Herald for you. But as far as we are concerned, Bennet is still with us and remains our Treasurer General. There is nothing like that,” said Mwonzora.