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Tsvangirai accuse Constitution court of overstepping its mandate

by Staff reporter
31 May 2013 at 17:46hrs | Views
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has accused the Supreme Court of overstepping its mandate by setting a deadline for the holding of harmonised elections.

This follows a ruling by the Constitutional Court that the President must ensure election are held not later than the 31st of July 2013 as failure to do so will be impeding on the constitutional rights of citizens.

In a statement sent by the Principal Director of Communication and Spokesperson in the Office of the Prime Minister, Luke Tamborinyoka, Mr Tsvangirai said SADC and the people of Zimbabwe know that an election date is a result of political pronouncements in which the judiciary has no role to play.

Prime Minister Tsvangirai says harmonised elections should be held by the 30th of October, arguing that though the term of parliament expires on the 29th of June, the executive can continue to be in office for four months.

Source - zbc