Opinion: Someone should petition the Courts over “Operation Restore Legacy”
We are seeing these days how Nelson Chamisa and the Movement for Democratic Change – Alliance (MDC-Alliance) and Thokozani Khupe of the Movement for Democratic Change – T (MDC-T) fought in the Courts. Khupe won in the Supreme Court and has the rights of the MDC-A or the MDC. As this is happening and the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) high ranking officials and cronies are cheering to this. The drama the and troubles caused by this Court Judgement.
However, they are throwing stones in a glass house. Even worse, as there was reasons for the choice and election of Chamisa as a succession of Morgan Tsvangirai. There was no automatic place for Khupe, that is why she haven’t made herself a big-shot after making MDC-T. This is just a fact.
Now, why do I say this now. Well, the ZANU-PF, the apologists and voices of the PFee. Better Netflix and chill. Better sit in the SUVs and on enjoy their looted funds. Because, their patting their backs and saying: “look at MDC and how they are not following codes and respecting the laws”.
However, the ZANU-PF as it is today wasn’t build on the Party Constitution nor the possible natural succession. That is why President Emmerson Mnangagwa is on his first official term from 2018. While he took power in November 2017. That November 2017 had the acts of sending Mnangagwa to exile in South Africa, getting started and being a part of the “Operation Restore Legacy” which was started on the 13th November 2017. On the 15th November the “Coup that wasn’t a Coup” happen. They house-arrested Mugabe and other associates. On the 19th November the Central Committee of the Party removed Mugabe and replaced him with Mnangagwa. Already by 21st November 2017 Mugabe sent the resignation letter, as the Party pressured for impeachment proceedings against him. By 21st November 2017 Mnangagwa was inaugurated as interim President.
As you see, the Operation Restore Legacy wasn’t even following the needs of the ZANU-PF Party. They used measures and means, which isn’t in the protocol of the ruling regime. The Party itself has an Constitution. A Constitution, which states that the Congress has the powers to elect the Party President. Which in November 2017 was Mugabe. Secondly, the Extraordinary Congress could convene with Three Quarters to be held for a specific matters, which could have been succession. However, the Central Committee is a part of both of these, but they are not the governing body. The Central Committee, which has a fixed Program made by the Politburo. The Central Committee can nominate a President and First Secretary of the Party, but they cannot elect. The election happens at a Congress or an Extraordinary Congress. Therefore, by these means, its an easy argument to say that the “Operation Restore Legacy” of General Constantino Chiwenga and Emmerson Mnangagwa.
This is very easy to track and show, as the dates of November 2017 shows the neglect, the lack of protocol and the way they took down Mugabe. Even though Mugabe was a dictator for 37 years. There was no other way to get rid of him in Office. However, that doesn’t mean Mnangagwa was righteous and following protocol. Not even the protocol of the Party, which he represents. That is very simple.
Chiwenga and Mnangagwa did this because of the G-40 was purging their allies and friends of Lacoste in ZANU-PF. They retaliated and did the Coup, because they had the means to do this. They got the price of the state and running the nation after Mugabe. Not they are a real change, more of the same, the same ills and just a new Head. That is the reality.
The courts did this to Chamisa, to humiliate him and his position. As his the main target in Opposition. However, there should be someone with the courage and balls to petition the Courts to challenge “Operation Restore Legacy” and the succession in the ZANU-PF. That would have been golden at this very moment. If the Courts can look into MDC and their internal affairs. Than, they should do the same with ZANU-PF. Who had even a more contested succession, than what the MDC had.
That is why Khupe even as a winner is a giant looser. Since, she might have the legal rights and jurisdiction, but she doesn’t have the support nor the popularity of Chamisa. She is a empty vessel and cannot bring anything to port. MDC is Chamisa and his team, not Khupe and the MDC-T of deflectors.
That is why the G-40 might not own or be apart of the ZANU-PF today. However, Mnangagwa should be challenged by the same means. Because, it is easy to see in their Constitution that the conduct to the “Operation Restore Legacy” is wrong and not right. Therefore, ZANU-PF should answer and show legality of the Head of State and him being the President of ZANU-PF. That would just be fair, especially if this Courts are partial and not only mere puppets like PFee claims.
However someone has to challenge it and petition the Courts. It might be dismissed straight away. That proves the mute point of the puppets there. It proves the singular state, where all institutions are absorbed by the ZANU-PF. They are all appointed and works for them, that is why the judgement wouldn’t work against it. However, the idea of doing it, shows flex and force. Maybe even Chamisa should do it?
So, he could flex with his comrades. Peace.