Jonathan Moyo case still on

INFORMATION and Broadcasting Services minister Jonathan Moyo is still pursuing his Electoral Court petition seeking a recount of Tsholotsho North ballots despite his appointment into President Robert Mugabe’s Cabinet.

RICHARD MUPONDE
SENIOR COURT REPORTER

Moyo is one of the beneficiaries of the five non-constituency seats. Non-elected ministers appointed by the veteran ruler are Moyo, Joseph Made (Agriculture), Lazarus Dokora (Primary and Secondary Education), Martin Dhina (Minister of State for Provincial Affairs for Mashonaland Central) and Faber Chidarikire (Minister of State for Provincial Affairs for Mashonaland West).

Moyo was beaten by MDC-T’s Roselene Nkomo in the July 31 elections and has challenged the results citing a number of irregularities.

His lawyer Job Sibanda on Wednesday said the case was still on because Moyo had not indicated a desire to drop it.

“I haven’t got instructions from my client (Moyo) to withdraw the matter,” he said.

“As far as I am concerned, we are still pursuing it and we are waiting for a hearing date.”

Nkomo’s lawyer, Matshobane Ncube said if Moyo decided to withdraw the case he would have to file a notice of withdrawal at the Electoral Court.

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