Mnangagwa submitted that in view of his submission, his election was not even being legally challenged and, subsequently, the courts ought to dismiss Chamisa’s software.
“It follows that my election to the workplace of President of (the) Republic of Zimbabwe has not been validly challenged. I, subsequently, urge this honourable court docket to dismiss this software as there isn’t any legitimate problem to my election. The instrument of an election problem is steadily used to solid doubt on the integrity of the election,” Mnangagwa submitted.
Mnangagwa additional submitted that Chamisa had no proper to method the courts as a result of at considered one of his rallies in Bulawayo, he advised supporters that the courts weren’t impartial and had been the President’s bed room.
“The subsequent objection is that the applicant has scandalised the court docket (from) which he purports to hunt aid and help. He has intentionally and persistently mentioned that the court docket is a captive of the manager and an extension of my social gathering. All through his marketing campaign, applicant has mentioned that he won’t method the courts of the Republic of Zimbabwe,” he mentioned.
The Zanu PF chief mentioned Chamisa had advised his supporters through the marketing campaign interval that he would solely method the courts as soon as he was in energy and the judiciary had grow to be impartial.
“The applicant, having scandalised the court docket, can’t be heard till he purges his scandal. He’s a authorized practitioner. He took oath to uphold and obey the Structure and legal guidelines of Zimbabwe. He stays an officer of the court docket, the third pillar of the State which he has determined to scandalise. He should purge his scandalous contempt. If he declines to take action, the inquiry required by part 93 (3) of the Structure should be decided with out him being heard any additional in these proceedings,” Mnangagwa mentioned.