austin zvoma 07-12-11.pngThe much awaited judgement in the case of Clerk of Parliament, Mr Austin Zvoma who is challenging debate on an MDC motion calling for his dismissal from the August House has further been postponed to next week.

The presiding judge, Justice Francis Bere ruled that after submissions from both parties have agreed that the judgement in the main matter be handed down next week.

In his application to the high court, Mr. Zvoma appealed the court to issue an interdict to stop his dismissal through voting by legislators in the House of Assembly.

He said the procedure used by the legislators is illegal since he had sought an interdict from the court.

The respondents who include House of Assembly Speaker, Mr Lovemore Moyo; his deputy, Nomalanga Khumalo and Senate President, Cde Edna Madzongwe among others want the court to dismiss Mr. Zvoma’s application for lack of merit.

The respondents argued that the House of Assembly is empowered by the law and relevant standing rules and orders to debate matters under present litigation adding that the existence of a court application cannot deter them from conducting parliament business particularly where there is no court order.