High Court dismisses MDC-T BVR challenge

HIGH court Judge Justice Davison Foroma has ruled that an application by the MDC-T seeking for the reversal of the voter registration proclamation dates by President Robert Mugabe is not urgent.


President Mugabe two weeks ago declared that the bio-metric voter registration (BVR) should run from 14 September 2017 to 15 January 2017 culminating into the announcement of the election date.

MDC-T lawyer Advocate Eric Matinenga told journalists outside the High Court that the courts had ruled the matter as not being urgent.

“The court’s view is that this a matter which should not be held urgently because of the reasons that the Judge gave and on that account he was not prepared to hear the matter on the merits,” he said.

“The point I sought to make was that this application debunks the fraud that  opposition political parties  who want things done properly , who want  proper election processes , and if you look at the correspondence between ZEC and the various political parties and I mean all the major political parties were complaining  against the same issues including Zanu PF.”

MDC-T was arguing that President Mugabe should not have proclaimed voter registration dates before the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) procures enough Biometric-metric Voters Registration servers which store data.