Madhuku’s challenge on Mnangagwa, Mphoko appointment dismissed with costs

Of late, the  Con Court had successfully carved an impressive portfolio of positive image building across Zimbabwe as many people who were sitting and and  waiting anxiously for rulings in their cases where they were charged with offences, ranging from posting caricatures of Mugabe to insulting the president, were all suddenly  relieved to be set free without charge by the Constitutional Court.
However this uplifting turn of events is suddenly on the down, after  the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA),  chairman, ‘Professor Lovemore Madhuku’ , was left  disappointed by Zimbabwe’s  Constitutional Court which dismissed  with costs, an application he  made to  the ConConcourt, where he sought to challenge Mugabe’s  appointment of Vice Presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko to replace one vice president , ‘Joice Mujuru’ , arguing that such an unprocedural act, was  unconstitutional, as Zimbabwe’s  President Robert Mugabe is not constitutionally allowed to appoint the two Vice Presidents while his 5-year term of office, which runs out in 2018, is still up and running.

In his application, Lovemore Madhuku sought a  full reversal of thetwo  Vice Presidential appointments,  by the Constitutional Court as  the President Robert Mugabe only could appoint one vice president in place the dismissed Vice President Joice Mujuru.

Professor lovemore Madhuku, application to the Con Court, also ought an order declaring that the assignments of vice presidents Mphoko and Mnangagwa, to the portfolios of national healing, peace and reconciliation and of justice, legal and parliamentary affairs , must be  declared unconstitutional and   be set aside by the court.

Zimbabwe’s  Constitutional Court dismissed,Professor Lovemore Madhuku’s  application with costs declaring that, on account of the fact that the  President of the Republic of Zimbabwe being the embodiment of all powers who, officially  holds executive authority to appoint any individual of his own choice as he wishes at his pleasure.

According to the Zimbabwe Constitutional Court ruling,  in terms of Section 99 of the National Constitution,  Zimbabwe’s  vice president assists the president in the exercise of duties or any other functions including administering ministries or any government departments or any other roles that the president may assign to them. Sibusiso Ngwenya

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