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Mugabe, Grace warm up to Mnangagwa rule

HARARE, September 7 ‑ Relations seem to be thawing between Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe and his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa, with the former calling for unity of purpose. Mugabe on Thursday, said he accepted the election result, adding that the just-ended July 30 election had addressed constitutionality issues since the military coup last November, which […]

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Failed election outcome challenge leaves Zimbabwean opposition leader with hefty legal bill

HARARE, August 28 – Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa may have to fork out more than $3 million to meet the costs of his election outcome challenge he launched and lost at the country’s Constitutional Court. Chamisa sought to overturn president-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa’s July 30 election victory, but the ConCourt unanimously dismissed his […]

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African judges, jurists fly in to Zimbabwe to follow ConCourt proceedings

JOHANNESBURG, August 23 – The Africa Judges and Jurists Forum (AJJF) has dispatched senior judges and jurists to observe the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa’s presidential court challenge against President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa, which began at the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) on Wednesday. Arnold Tsunga, Africa director at International Commission of Jurists, disclosed […]

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Military influenced Zimbabwe voters – legal think tank

JOHANNESBURG, July 31  – Legal think-tank, Veritas warned that the military would have a strong influence over the way people voted in Zimbabwe’s general elections on Monday. However, top military officials have publicly declared that they would recognise the presidential winner regardless of political affiliation, NewsDay reported on Tuesday. In its Sunday report Veritas said […]

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MDC Alliance has won Zimbabwe elections says Chamisa

JOHANNESBURG, July 31  – The MDC Alliance has won the Elections in Zimbabwe, its youthful leader Nelson Chamisa said on Tuesday and all that was left was for the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to officially announce his victory. The 40-year-old tweeted: “We now have results from the majority of over 10,000 polling stations. We’ve done exceedingly […]