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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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Zanu-PF defends decision to bar Chamisa’s SA lawyers court entrance

JOHANNESBURG, August 23  – Zanu-PF’s secretary for legal affairs Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana has defended the Zimbabwe government’s decision to bar Nelson Chamisa’s South African lawyers entrance to the Constitutional Court when proceedings first began on Wednesday. Chamisa is challenging the July 30 election results and President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory. “In order for you to work […]

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Mnangagwa lawyers urge court to throw out opposition elections challenge

JOHANNESBURG, August 16 – Lawyers representing Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa have filed papers urging the country’s Constitutional Court to throw out an opposition challenge to his election, AP reported. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has said Mnangagwa and the ruling ZANU-PF party won the July 30 election in the country’s first election without former longtime ruler […]

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Mnangagwa reaches out to Chamisa

HARARE, August 2  ‑ Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has on Thursday, reached out to his MDC Alliance opponent Nelson Chamisa regarding the prevailing tense situation in the country. “We have been in communication with Nelson Chamisa to discuss how to immediately diffuse the situation, and we must maintain this dialogue in order to protect the […]

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Rubber bullets as demonstrations break out in Harare over election results

HARARE, August 1 ‑ Protests have broken out in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, with opposition MDC Alliance supporters protesting the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and the election results released so far, while the police are responding with rubber bullets and water canons. The opposition supporters argue that the electoral body is releasing the results of the […]