The High Court has ruled against the urgent chamber application filed by the MDC Alliance seeking to bar recently reinstated secretary general, Douglas Mwonzora from recalling its legislators from Parliament.
Justice Tawanda Chitapi who handed down the ruling on Thursday said Chalton Hwende has no legal authority to represent the Members of Parliament.
He said the MDC Alliance is not a legal persona and therefore is improperly before the courts, there is nothing urgent which was shown to the court.
Thokozani Khupe-led MDC faction represented by Lovemore Madhuku argued in court that the MDC-A’s application lacked merit for it to be treated as urgent.
Judge Chitapi said for a political party to sue it must have a constitution and should exist separate from its members.
“The fact that a group of people have come together under a common name does not make them a legal person”.