ZIMBABWE: Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance President Nelson Chamisa Talks Tough As Constitutional Court Prepares To Sit For Poll Petition

Nelson Chamisa said his party had put a “strong case” before the top court.
Nelson Chamisa said his party had put a “strong case” before the top court. 
Image: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

bY RAY NDLOVU; TIMES LIVE//In two days’ time‚ Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court will sit to hear a challenge against the presidential election results brought nearly a fortnight ago by MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa‚ the 40-year-old challenger that stood against President Emmerson Mnangagwa‚ the 75-year-old incumbent‚ in the July 30 election.

It is the last stop in the long-drawn-out political contest that has put the nation on edge in the country’s first election without long-time former ruler Robert Mugabe.

Chief Justice Luke Malaba will lead a full bench of nine judges of the Constitutional Court. After the hearing‚ the nine justices will have until August 24 to announce their decision.

At a media briefing in Harare on Monday‚ Chamisa‚ was in his usual form — self-assured and confident  as he says the Constitutional Court would rule in his favour.

He said his party had put a “strong case” before the top court.

 

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Crimson Tazvinzwa

GRADUATE STUDENT: MASTERS OF LAWS, DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY, http://dmu.ac.uk/ SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & LAWS, LEICESTER.

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