Thabani Mpofu has been hired by Nelson Chamisa to lead his  appeal against a High Court ruling which declared him illegitimate leader of the MDC.

Mpofu yesterday confirmed to Newsday that he was now taking the lead in the case. He said that the youthful leader’s presidency was not in danger and that the High Court ruling poses no threat to the party’s planned congress.
“I have been briefed to take up the matter. I have studied the judgment together with Advocate Sylvester Hashiti and Keith Kachambwa with the most undaunted minds and have been exceedingly intent upon its subject, taking it upseriously with determination to bring the matter to a desired outcome.”
He added: “There are at least 11 aspects of fundamental concern that we have identified. Our path is both sure and clear."
Mpofu represented Chamisa in his Constitutional Court (ConCourt) challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s electoral victory last year.