Full text of Supreme Court ruling on elections
This is the full text of the ruling made by the Supreme Court ordering President Robert Mugabe to proclaim elections before 31 July 2013. The applicant Jealousy Mawarire and his Centre for Elections and Democracy in Southern Africa (CEDSA) are allegedly sponsored by the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) which falls under the Presidents Office. Technically Mugabe sued himself in an attempt to get the early election he desires.
The first respondent is the President of Zimbabwe, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, who is cited in his official capacity and as the office-bearer responsible for fixing the date for Parliamentary, Presidential and local authority elections (hereinafter called “the harmonised elections”). He is also cited in his capacity as a principal of the Inter-Party Political Agreement (commonly referred to as the Global Political Agreement (“GPA”) between his political party, the Zimbabwe African National Union (Patriotic Front) (“ZANU-PF”) and the two formations of the Movement for Democratic Change (“MDC”), referred to in Schedule 8 to the Constitution.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Nehanda Radio