No MDC-T faction can claim legitimacy: Zim court

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Zimbabwe opposition MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa has lost a court bid to bar expelled deputy leader Dr Thokozani Khupe from using the party’s symbols.

Chamisa and Khupe have been at each other’s throats since the hospitalisation of the late leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

Delivering his ruling in Harare, High Court Judge Bere said until legitimacy to the leadership is confirmed through a court process or some other competent means like arbitration, none of the MDC-T factions can claim to be the lawful authority of the party.

Khupe and other expelled leaders have maintained they don’t recognize Chamisa’s election by the party’s National Council, saying only Congress can elect leaders.

MDC-T crisis is threatening to derail its campaign for the upcoming July elections.