The disputed Movement for Democratic Change leader, Nelson Chamisa, has asked his supporters not to panic over a High Court judgment revoking his leadership of the party.
Chamisa told his Chiredzi ‘thank you’ rally on Sunday that matters were firmly under his party’s control.
The court ruling came off a challenge by Gokwe based party activist Elias Mashavira who was adamant Chamisa bullied his way to the helm of the MDC in contempt of the party’s constitution which prescribes that all party leaders should emerge from a national congress.
According to NewZimbabwe.com, the Harare lawyer and politician told party supporters the MDC was appealing the judgment.
Commenting on breakaway MDC-T leader Thokozani Khupe’s reaction to the judgment, Chamisa said his former ally misread the court ruling.
“I laughed when I heard my sister Khupe telling the nation and claiming that the judgment made her the leader of MDC,” he said.
“No, ‘my sister, you misread the law’. It did not mention you because you are not there. You have formed your own party, MDC-Thokozani.
“If Khupe wants to come back to the party with other people, we will not shut her out. The door is open. But ‘if you come back, you won’t be the leader’.”
The former ICT Minister also declared his party shall not succumb to alleged Zanu-PF attempts to destroy it.