Mnangagwa’s inauguration may need to be postponed as MDC arrives at court

We are ready for Concourt MDC Alliance

We had planned to have our inauguration on Sunday but we now have to wait for court processes if the alliance files its appeal.

The matter is expected to be heard within 14 days as per the constitutional provisions.

Party leader Nelson Chamisa tweeted: "Our legal team successfully filed our court papers".

Police were looking for Biti and eight other opposition leaders for allegedly fomenting violence following the disputed national election.

MDC Alliance lawyers say they want the election results overturned, they say the inauguration must not happen and they say some of the evidence they have are vital poll papers, V11 forms, that show an attempt to tamper with figures.

"We are seeking a declaration to the effect that the presidential election was not properly conducted". "There is no inauguration that will take place until the matter is determined by the court".

Audio Bulletin: Karunanidhi Death: Country mourns death of Dravidian politician
However, a shameful episode in the state assembly that year proved to be pivotal for Karunanidhi and the party. He actively pursued his passion for screenwriting and remained close to it despite being active in politics.


Analysts say the legal challenge has little chance of success given the courts' historic tilt towards the ZANU-PF, which has ruled since independence from British colonial rule in 1980.

The aftermath of the election has been marred by allegations of a crackdown on opposition members, including beatings and arrests.

Also on Friday, lawyers for opposition figure Tendai Biti asked judges to throw out charges against him over the protests against alleged election fraud, in a case raising further worldwide concern about the new government.

U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols Thursday made a surprise appearance at Tendai Biti's court hearing telling journalists soon after that the decision by Zimbabwean authorities to charge the MDC Alliance politician was "worrisome". The opposition said the result was rigged. "We call on Zimbabwe's leaders to guarantee Mr. Biti's physical safety and ensure his constitutional and human rights are respected, consistent with the rule of law and Zimbabwe's worldwide obligations and commitments", she said.

The president, the ZANU-PF party and the electoral commission have denied all charges of cheating.

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