|Tsvangirai ruling set aside|
|Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:31|
Judge President, Justice George Chiweshe has set aside ruling on the litigation matter in which Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is contesting the appointment of provincial governors by the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe.
The application by Prime Minister Tsvangirai through his legal counsel, Advocate Thabani Mpofu to set aside the alleged illegal appointments was heard before Judge President George Chiweshe.
Terrence Hussein, representing President Mugabe, objected to the application by Mr Tsvangirai citing rule 18 of the High Court rules which stipulates that before any person can sue the President, he or she must seek leave of the court.
In response, the Prime Minister’s lawyer, Advocate Mpofu contested that the rule only applies when one intends to sue the President in his official capacity and not in his personal capacity.
After hearing both arguments presented in the litigation matter by the respondents’ and applicants’ lawyers, Justice Chiweshe reserved ruling on the matter which he will announce at a later date.