Supreme Court decision far too quick

EDITOR - The recent Supreme Court ruling in which President Robert Mugabe was ordered to hold by elections in three Matebelend North constituencies should be treated with caution. The speed in which the Supreme Court ruling is nothing but a stage managed plot to trigger the holding of the next elections while the electoral environment remains in favour of Zanu (PF).

In 2002, MDC President Morgan Tsvangirai petitioned the Supreme Court challenging the results of that year’s presidential election, which was open to abuse of human rights and serious electoral fraud. More than 10 years later, the ruling is yet to be done. Several political cases are being similarly delayed.

It was therefore strange that the Supreme Court has made such a quick decision. Our judges are compromised and we should view their recent judgment with suspicion. Time and again the judiciary has been used by Zanu (PF) to further its agenda. We know that they want to hold elections without going through a referendum for a new Constitution.

That is why they are using any tactics available to their favour including coercing the judiciary to come up with judgments that although not in their favour will at the end prove to their benefit. – Agrippa Zvomuya, Harare

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