Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is planning his own “inauguration” Saturday after losing disputed elections, but his spokesman is coy on details.
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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe accepts Mnangagwa as country’s legitimate leader after accusing him of leading a coup that ended his near four-decades rule last year.
Zimbabwe, Sunday, inaugurated a president for the second time in nine months after it jubilated the fall of Mugabe following the November 2017 coup.
The Zimbabwe ConCourt decision to uphold Mnangagwa’s 30 July 2018 presidential election victory challenged by leading contender, Nelson Chamisa, has led to the question: ‘was the court partisan’?
A hearing was held Wednesday in Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court on the opposition party’s challenge to last month’s presidential election.
The main opposition party in Zimbabwe Movement for democratic change (MDC) has filed a challenge to the result on Friday claiming there was a miss calculation of the votes
British MP, Kate Hoey, says till there is prove of transparency and respect for law, sanctions on Ex-Zimbabwean president and clique should stay in place.
In his speech on Monday, Mnangagwa urged the nation to move ahead and put the election period behind. If this means not punishing military excesses during the recent PEV then Mnangagwa a democrat will continue to be doubtful.
Commission has adjusted its presidential election results by slightly reducing incumbent president Mnangagwa’s win by over 4,000 votes.
President Mnangagwa on Monday said Zimbabweans should unite to rebuild the economy and put behind the election period that saw six people killed by army.