The High Court has nullified former President Robert Mugabe’s dismissal of Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Justice George Chiweshe today ruled that former President Robert Mugabe’s firing of the then Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is “null and void.”
The decision might serve to justify the bloodless coup carried out by the army when they said the government had gone under capture by the former First Lady Grace Mugabe.
President Mnangagwa had sued Mugabe when he fled Zimbabwe in the first week of November.
The respondents was the “Acting President of the Republic of Zimbabwe” and the Attorney General of Zimbabwe.
In his judgement, Justice Chiweshe ruled: “the dismissal of the applicant (Mnangagwa) by Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the then President of Zimbabwe, from the office of Vice President of Zimbabwe on 6 November 2017, is null and void and accordingly, of no force or effect.
“There shall be no order to costs.”
The verdict legally means that Mnangagwa was never fired at all.