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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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Ramaphosa to attend Mnangagwa’s inauguration in Harare

PRETORIA, August 26 – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will join thousands of Zimbabweans and foreign dignitaries in Harare at the swearing-in ceremony of Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Sunday. The inauguration of Mnangagwa will take place at the National Sports Stadium in Harare. “President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of […]

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Zim constitutional court upholds Mnangagwa election victory

HARARE, August 24 – Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court (ConCourt) on Friday afternoon upheld the election of Emmerson Mnangagwa as President in the July 30, elections as announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). Mnangagwa faced off with 22 other presidential contenders, including Nelson Chamisa of the MDC-Alliance, who was aggrieved by results and filed a petition […]

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Zimbabwe Constitutional Court to rule on election challenge

JOHANNESBURG, August 24 – Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court is expected to make a ruling Friday on the election results court challenge brought by MDC Alliance’s 40-year-old leader Nelson Chamisa, who alleges the elections won by ZANU PF and its presidential candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa were rigged. Since the results were announced earlier in August, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission […]

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Zimbabwe election petition proceedings drag on over peripheral issues

JOHANNESBURG, August 22 – Zimbabwe’s estimated 14 million citizens were on Wednesday watching the Constitutional Court proceedings with baited breath as opposition leader Nelson Chamisa challenges the July 30 presidential election win of President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa, hoping to overturn the poll results and possibly force a re-run. The proceedings are being broadcast live on ZBC […]

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MDC-Alliance files court papers to challenge Zim poll result

HARARE, August 10 – The legal team representing MDC-Alliance presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa, on Friday, filed their petition challenging the presidential election results at the Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe. Chamisa has alleged that the results were manipulated by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to ensure that Zanu-PF leader and President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa wins. Zec declared that Mnangagwa won the […]

In The News South Africa

NFP party welcomes Zim election results

JOHANNESBURG, August 3 – The National Freedom Party (NFP) in South Africa has congratulated Emerson Mnangagwa who, according to results from the electoral management body, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), has won the disputed general elections. Although the results, announced late Thursday night which showed that Mnangagwa got 50,8% of votes, compared to the 44,3% of MDC Alliance leader Nelson […]