All Eyes on Zimbabwe's Election Ruling Litmus Test

Now that Nelson Chamisa has filed a petition challenging the validity of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's victory in the July 30 elections, attention has turned to what happens next. Mnangagwa's legal team says Chamisa cannot prove to the Constitutional Court that the results announced were wrong as recounting of votes can only be done within 48 hours after announcement. Now the highest court in the land is required to hear and rule on the matter within 14 days.

Zimbabwe judges (file photo).

  • Zimbabwe:   Opposition Missed Recount Deadline - Zanu-PF

    The Herald, 13 August 2018

    Mr Nelson Chamisa and his MDC-Alliance cannot prove to the Constitutional Court that presidential election results announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) were wrong… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Opposition Warns Supporters Against Insulting Judges

    New Zimbabwe, 13 August 2018

    The opposition MDC Alliance has urged supporters to desist from commenting on the conduct of judges and or speculating about their character as the opposition awaits a… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Chamisa Case Opens Can of Worms

    Zimbabwe Standard, 12 August 2018

    MDC Alliance candidate Nelson Chamisa claims that at least 700 000 votes cast in the July 30 presidential elections cannot be accounted for and believes the anomaly is an… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Mnangagwa 'Ducks' Chamisa Papers

    Zimbabwe Standard, 12 August 2018

    President Emmerson Mnangagwa allegedly refused to be served MDC Alliance Nelson Chamisa's petition challenging the July 30 presidential election results, saying the papers must be… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Petition - Anxiety Grips Zanu-PF

    Zimbabwe Standard, 12 August 2018

    ZANU PF is anxious about MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa challenging President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election victory, but will be patient to allow for the matter… Read more »


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