Category: Election 2018

JUST IN: ZBC to broadcast live Concourt proceedings

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has granted the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), the rights to broadcast live the proceedings of the Constitutional Court hearing involving the electoral challenge to the results of the 2018 presidential elections held on the 30th of July 2018, by the MDC Alliance. In a letter written to ZBC by the JSC secretary Mr Walter Chikwana, the national broadcaster has also been given the capacity to distribute the live signal feed to other broadcasters who may be interested in covering the court proceedings live.  The Constitutional Court hearing will take place on Wednesday the 22nd...

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BREAKING: Poll petition hearing set for August 22

The Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe will preside over the electoral challenge by MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa next week Wednesday the 22nd of August after the Chief Justice and the parties held a case management meeting this morning. According to MDC Alliance Secretary General Douglas Mwonzora, Chief Justice Malaba directed that all the necessary administrative procedures be set in place to facilitate the hearing of the case, the first such since Zimbabwe’s independence. ZBC News caught up with some of the legal team members representing President Emmerson Mnangagwa Cde Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana and Advocate Lewis Uriri who confirmed that...

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Zanu PF files opposing papers

The Zanu PF legal team for President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa has successfully filed opposing papers challenging the application lodged by the MDC Alliance. Advocate Lewis Uriri the lead counsel for the respondents said the application by the MDC Alliance was devoid of merit and pure political grandstanding as the applicants evaded the basic clear and primary evidence of the will of the people in the V11 forms filed by all agents at polling stations and quizzed why they have not asked to open the ballot boxes for a recount. Zanu PF Secretary for Legal Affairs Cde Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana also...

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Togarepi slams MDC Alliance

Zanu PF Secretary for Youth Affairs in the Politburo Cde Pupurai Togarepi has accused the Chamisa led MDC Alliance of abusing the people of Zimbabwe who made their own choice which they are refusing to accept. In an interview, the Zanu Pf Youth League leader applauded President Emmerson Mnangagwa for complying with the Constitution and allowing elections to be held when they were due and opening up democratic space by letting political players to campaign freely, according to the laws of Zimbabwe. Togarepi said in total abuse of this newly found political freedom, the MDC Alliance has decided to...

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Zanu PF readies opposing papers to poll petition

Zanu PF says it will tomorrow file opposing papers against an election petition filed by MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa at the Constitutional Court challenging President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in the July 30 harmonised elections. Zanu PF Secretary for Legal Affairs, Cde Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana told the ZBC News today that a 12 member legal team is ready for the responses to litigation by Chamisa, with the opposing papers bearing testimony of the party’s commitment to safeguard the interest of the electorate. “Indeed we shall be filing our opposing papers tomorrow [Monday 13 August] by 10.am and we are...

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