Mnagwagwa election challenged - Whisper Eye

Mnagwagwa election challenged

Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court is due to hear a legal challenge from the opposition MDC Alliance to the election victory of President Emmerson Mnangagwa .
He won by just more than 30,000 votes to avoid a run-off election.
The MDC Alliance has accused the ruling Zanu-PF party of rigging July’s poll, which was the first since the ousting of former President Robert Mugabe last year.
The electoral commission has said there was “no skulduggery” involved in the compiling of the votes.
President Mnangagwa has urged the court to throw out the opposition appeal, which has already caused the postponement of his inauguration.
The court is due to make a decision by Friday.
Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa tweeted that his legal team “is ready to defend your vote”:

whisper eye media team reported that Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court has ajourned after eight hours of arguments and is expected to issue its ruling on Friday at 14:00 local time

Nine judges, led by Chief Justice Luke Malaba, are hearing the case brought by the opposition MDC Alliance over the results of July’s election which it says was rigged.

The party’s lawyer Thabani Mpofu told the court there had been a massive cover-up and doctoring of results and he wanted to see President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory overturned.

The governing party’s lawyer, Thembinkosi Magwaliba, and the electoral commission said the opposition had failed to produce any evidence of fraud.