THE Constitutional Court on Wednesday (today) dismissed the case in which Zimbabwe People First leader and former vice president, Joice Mujuru, was contesting the introduction of bond notes, on the basis that it was too premature as the notes were not yet in circulation .
” They are basically saying the bond notes have not been introduced and there is wrong to the applicants. The court said we should approach them on the day the bond notes are introduced,” says Mujuru’s lawyer Tendai Biti adding that they would continue with their court challenge once the bond notes were introduced.
“The battle is not yet over and once the bond notes are launched, there will be hundreds of applications,” he says.
Mujuru’s spokesperson, Gift Nyandoro said the party was disappointed with the e judgment, saying although they have another chance to challenge the bond notes when they are finally launched, the damage would have already been done.
Mujuru recently took he anti-bond campaign to South Africa, where she assured Zimbabweans in Mzansi that they would not have to live in exile for long.
“We are unhappy with such reasoning given the pronouncement of the introduction by government.We therefore await their introduction and then we take up our fight but unfortunately the damage would have happened,” he says.
President Robert Mugabe, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa, Reserve Bank governor, John Mangudya and the Attorney General, Prince Machaya had been cited in the case as the respondents. – Patience Rusere