THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE
HIGH COURT OF ZIMBABWE
HARARE, 8 March 2018 & 4 May 2018
T Biti, for the applicant
Ms V Munyoro, for the respondent
MANGOTA J: This is an ordinary opposed application which the applicant turned into an urgent one. He did so through a letter which he addressed to the registrar of this court. The letter is dated 20 February 2018. It reads, in part, as follows:
“2. As you will be aware, the application among other things seeks to challenge the constitutionality of the Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act [Chapter 10:20] amended to Electoral Act Regulations 2016 published in Statutory Instrument 117/2017.
3. As you are aware of, the regulations we (sic) enacted on 15 September 2017 and therefore they will naturally expire by 15 March 2017.
4. In order to avoid a situation where arguments will be academic on aspects of the regulations, and given the fact that both parties have filed heads of argument in this matter., we seek that the matter be determined urgently.” [emphasis added]