The Supreme Court reinstated Thokozani Khupe only with a limited mandate to organise our past not even the future,” Chamisa said before advising Mwonzora, and MDC-T national chairperson, Morgen Komichi to go for a mental health examination.
EMBATTLED MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has unleashed a scathing tirade against reinstated MDC-T Secretary-General Douglas Mwonzora, describing him as a mental case who needs to be medically examined and detained at Ngomahuru mental institution in Masvingo.
Chamisa was speaking to journalists when he launched an uncharacteristic attack on Mwonzora, saying the Manicaland Senator is abusing the Supreme Court ruling of 31st March.
The top court in the land reinstated Mwonzora in the position he was in in 2014 and the ruling effectively declared Chamisa an illegitimate leader. The judges went on to appoint Thokozani Khupe interim president before ordering her to organise an extraordinary congress in three months to replace late founding leader, Morgan Tsvangirai who died in February 2018.
But Chamisa on Saturday accused Mwonzora of misrepresenting the Supreme Court ruling. Chamisa said the ruling only gave “limited mandate” to Khupe to use the party’s 2014 structures and organise the congress.
“He (Mwonzora) is not reinstated. He is abusing the authority that he does not have,” Chamisa said.
“The Supreme Court reinstated Thokozani Khupe only with a limited mandate to organise our past not even the future,” Chamisa said before advising Mwonzora, and MDC-T national chairperson, Morgen Komichi to go for a mental health examination. “Examine them medically. Even if you go to Ngomahuru, how many people will claim they are normal?”
Ngomahuru is a government-run mental health institution in Masvingo.
Using the new authority vested in him by the ruling, Mwonzora has recalled Chalton Hwende, Prosper Mutseyami, Lilian Timveous, and Thabitha Khumalo from Parliament, arguing the quartet had ceased to be members of the MDC-T following statements they made in public to that effect.
He has also threatened to recall more MPs if they did not toe the line in terms of MDC-T demands