Dali Mpofu to represent MDC Alliance as they challenge Zim election result

Dali Mpofu to represent MDC Alliance as they challenge Zim election result

Mnangagwa's inauguration planned for Sunday was postponed until the court makes its ruling.

This comes after Chamisa said that he was not going to accept anything less than his victory and has since filed a petition at the Constitutional Court disputing the presidential election outcome.

"Today (Friday) I spoke to Nelson Chamisa and Foreign Minister Moyo to urge all parties to ensure calm while any challenges to the result of the election are resolved".

In the petition - filed shortly before the expiry of the seven-day period - Mr Chamisa alleged electoral fraud and malpractices during the elections in which Zanu-PF romped to victory, claiming two-thirds parliamentary majority with President Mnangagwa taking a 6.5 percent lead.

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa says he has evidence to show that he was cheated out of the 30 July presidential vote.

It said it had received numerous complaints of intimidation, often by men in military uniform, of voters thought to have backed the opposition.

There will still be a core European Union team to monitor the election petitions in the urgent, and no doubt fiercely fought, court days ahead.

By narrowly winning more than 50% of the vote Mr Mnangagwa avoided a run-off election against Mr Chamisa.

Mr Chamisa wants the court to declare him the victor or call a fresh election, his lawyer told Reuters news agency. We have a good case and cause!

Judges have 14 days to rule on the case, and could declare a victor, call another election, or order a run-off or recount, according to the Veritas legal group. "There is no inauguration that will take place until the matter is determined by the court".

"We are seeking a declaration to the effect that the presidential election was not properly conducted". Six died after soldiers opened fire on the protesters in a response the opposition alliance called "disproportionate and unjustified".

Mnangagwa wrote on Twitter that Biti was released after he intervened personally in the case.

The bloc says a core team will remain in the country to monitor the situation in the wake of last week's disputed presidential election.

On August 1, clashes broke out between security forces and opposition supporters.

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