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Zimbabwe’s opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa has confirmed that his party has finally filed court papers challenging Mnangagwa’s election victory.

His Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) alleges electoral fraud and rigging in favour of President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Chamisa is accusing the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) doing a poor job in supervising over a free and fair election.

On Friday he wrote on Twitter that “Our legal team successfully filed our court papers.We have a good case and cause!!”.

Last month’s historic polls was marred by post election violence. Six supporters of the MDC were shot and killed by Soldiers.

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The protesters were disputing the election results. Some of these supporters were arrested and charged for the deaths.


Chamisa had said that the results were rigged in favour of President Mnangagwa.


“I’ve just finished going thru the evidence per our agents & V11 forms from across Zimbabwe.We WON this election emphatically.

ZEC’s figures are falsified & inflated in favour of the outgoing President.We are ready for the inauguration & formation of the next gvt” Chamisa said on Twitter.

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Now that the application has been submitted respondents are expected to respond within three days. The Court process can take 14 days.


Hunting down opposition activists

A key opposition figure in Zimbabwe Tendai Biti was on Thursday charged for inciting post-election violence.

He appeared in court facing charges over his role in violence linked to last week’s post-election unrest.

The former finance minister and opposition leader was earlier deported from Zambia to his home country.

He had been arrested at the border with Zambia on Wednesday while trying to cross over to seek asylum.

The opposition leader said in court that “They wanted to abduct me (on Wednesday), I was terrified.” Biti is leader of People’s Democratic Party.

He was later released on bail with President Mnangagwa saying he intervened for that to happen.

The oppositions said the recent hunt for its activists was an attempt to stop it from challenging the election results.

 

Source: Africafeeds.com

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