Chiweshe to handle Chamisa, Khupe tiff

THE legal wrangle between Nelson Chamisa and Thokozani Khupe (pictured) over use of the MDC-T logo, has been transferred to Harare where it will now be heard by Judge President George Chiweshe.


The transfer came about after Chamisa protested against having the matter heard by Bulawayo High Court judge Justice Martin Makonese whom he accused of bias and linked to the ruling Zanu PF party.

The matter had been referred back to the Bulawayo High Court after the Supreme Court dismissed an earlier ruling by Justice Francis Bere who ordered that the two politicians resolve their dispute through arbitration.

Chamisa’s lawyer, Thabani Mpofu yesterday submitted that his clients were not comfortable to have the matter heard by Justice Makonese, resulting in transfer of the matter to the Judge President.

Khupe’s deputy Obert Gutu confirmed the transfer of the matter, saying: “On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, we were at the High Court in Bulawayo for the commencement of the trial in the MDC legal battle pertaining to the party name and the logo. Our erstwhile colleagues requested that the trial judge, Justice Martin Makonese, should recuse himself on the spurious, frivolous, vexatious and utterly unsubstantiated allegation that Justice Makonese is a Zanu PF supporter.”

“The matter has now been referred to the Judge President, Justice George Chiweshe in Harare. In the meantime, we’re proceeding with our normal activities as the legitimate, lawful and constitutional MDC-T led by President Khupe,” he added.

The fight between Khupe and Chamisa started following the death of the party’s founding leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, resulting in the two former deputies claiming to be legitimate successors of the former premier.


  1. Hahaha! From the pot into the fire! You should have gone with Makonese

    1. bheveni sibanda

      panorwa dzemudanga mutorwa bvira kure saka we are forced to vote for a party naPresident Mnangagwa vasingafukuri hapwa

  2. Judge Chiweshe has vested interests in this matter. I hope his role is to allocate a judge to handle the case because iff it is him to hear the case then Chamisa will certainly lose this one.

  3. vimbai shumba

    Regai ED zvake azvipindire panyanga panekuswera kunetsana nevanhu varikutonetserana nyaya ye legitimate pachavo

  4. #ED has My vote
    Team irirakadhakwa bickering like kids imbwa pabonzo totivatonge ivava ndaramba #chinhu_ndecha_ED

    1. vari nani pane vekubhombana vachiurayana,bokoharamu

  5. team yakadhakwa iyi bickering like kids imbwa pabonzo toti vatonge ivava ndaramba #EDhasmyvote #chinhu_ndecha_ED

  6. Khupe is also entitled to that name and logo ndodemocracy yachoka Chamisa kungochema pese pese here nhai.

    1. muchakwirira vakadzi nekuda dhomokrasi

  7. Farai Johnson Nhire

    It is the merits of the case which always determines the judgement not the judge’s political afiliation. Remember in Zimbabwe we do not have a law which brohibits judges from voting and i believe most if not all judges in zimbabwe do vote, meaning that the kind of judge the mdc alliance desires is practicaly non existent.

  8. Hama Makovere

    Chamisa has my vote not ED vanokandirana mabomber.Blood mongers

  9. ED is an extension of the ZANU PF analogue mindset which we should be looking to extricate ourselves from

  10. Comment…Guyz verfy for me is khupe deputy related to Mnangagwa

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