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Former speaker seeks postponement of case

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FORMER speaker of Parliament Lovemore Moyo yesterday applied for the postponement of his matter in person at the Electoral Court after he was dumped by his lawyers last month.

RICHARD MUPONDE
SENIOR COURT REPORTER

Moyo was making an application for the postponement of the case, so that he gets time to engage a new lawyer to represent him after his lawyers, Phulu and Ncube Legal Practitioners, renounced urgency on November 6 amid reports that the MDC-T had failed to pay for the legal services.

The law firm also renounced agency for Tsholotsho North MP Rosylene Nkomo over the same issue.

It could not been established yesterday whether they resumed representing her.

Nkomo’s electoral victory was challenged by Information, Media and Broadcasting Services minister Professor Jonathan Moyo and the matter would be heard on January 13 and 14.

The former speaker’s application was opposed by Mlamuli Ncube, representing Never Khanye of Zanu PF and the constituency elections officer Mark Dube, arguing that Moyo had ample time to find another legal representative since Phulu and Ncube renounced their agency a month ago.

However, Justice Martin Makonese ruled in Moyo’s favour and postponed the matter to January 20, but indicated that the court would not postpone the matter any further even if Moyo failed to get representation.

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