AN attempt to stall Zifa provincial elections by a Bulawayo man hit a brickwall yesterday after the High Court judge Justice Lawrence Kamocha dismissed his urgent chamber application with costs.
Zifa communications officer Xolisani Gwesela yesterday said Martin Muza had approached the High Court arguing that the elections, slated for today could not go ahead as the football mother body’s new constitution was not registered with the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC).
However, Gwesela said information he had gathered from his office in Bulawayo was to the effect that the application had been dismissed by the High Court and the elections would proceed as planned.
Gwesela said Zifa was represented by Tichaona Nyahuma at the High Court.
“The information I have is that a chamber application was heard at the Bulawayo High Court in the morning and the argument was to stop the election on the premise that the new Zifa constitution is not registered with the SRC. That application was dismissed with costs at legal practitioner/client scale by Justice Kamocha,” Gwesela said.
Incumbent Zifa Bulawayo Province chairman Horace Ndubiwa battles it out with his secretary Washington Sithole Chimhanda for another four-year term of office for the chairman’s post.
The other provincial chairpersons, Dennis Tshuma of Matabelaland North, Nkosilathi Ncube of Matabeleland South and Midlands’ Kuziwa Nyabeze have retained their posts as they were not opposed.