Mnangagwa Inauguration Deferred After Election Result Challenged

The inauguration of Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been halted after the opposition filed a court challenge against the election result. MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa says he has evidence to show that he was cheated out of the 30 July presidential vote which Mnangagwa narrowly won with 50.8% - just enough to avoid a run-off against Chamisa, who got 44.3%. In the court challenge, the party is demanding either fresh elections or the instalment of their candidate Chamisa as president.

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MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa (file photo).

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