Category: Election 2018

ED won the elections: ConCourt

The Constitutional Court has declared Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa as the winner of the 30 July 2018 elections after dismissing with costs a poll petition by MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa. After the 30 July elections, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) declared Cde Mnangagwa the winner with over 50% threshhold, and Chamisa, who polled below 45% of the total vote, filed a petition challenging the results and seeking the court to overturn the result and declare him the winner. However, after Wednesday’s hearing at the Constitutional Court, Chief Justice Luke Malaba today read the historic and final judgement that will...

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LIVE BLOG: ConCourt ruling

16:06 – CJ Malaba ends by thanking the lawyers’ integrity during the proceedings and the people of Zimbabwe for the confidence they have in the judiciary. 16:03 – Therefore, the application is dismissed with costs and Emmerson Mnangagwa is the duly elected President of the Republic of Zimbabwe. 15:54 – CJ says the unpopulated V11 forms presented by the applicant were fake and were meant to mislead the court. 15:50 – CJ says it is the court’s view that the applicant needed more evidence than just the mere admission by ZEC. 15:48 – CJ: ZEC made a critical admission...

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Zanu PF commends prevailing peace

The revolutionary party, Zanu PF, has commended Zimbabweans for their unity and peaceful conduct which is evident throughout the country, including during yesterday’s Constitutional Court proceedings. In a statement, Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo said the party, under the leadership of its President and First Secretary Cde E.D. Mnangagwa, is extremely proud of the manner its members encompassing all structures have conducted themselves before and post the 30 July 2018 harmonised elections. “The unity and peace evident throughout the country is highly commendable inclusive of the admirable tranquility displayed by the citizenry in...

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ConCourt ruling on elections set for Friday

The Constitutional Court has set Friday, the 24th of August as the day it will deliver the ruling on the election results challenge by the MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa. Chamisa wants the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC)’s declaration of President elect, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa as the winner of the 30 July elections set aside, alleging several irregularities. However, after close to 9 hours of hearing submissions from legal representatives of Chamisa, Mnangagwa and ZEC today, the bench of 9 judges reserved its ruling and adjourned the court proceedings for Friday, when they will announce their ruling, which shall be final....

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LIVE BLOG: ConCourt election petition hearing

Updates by Thembinkosi Mangena 19:57 – Chief Justice Malaba says this is the end of proceedings today. He says judgement is reserved, and will be handed down at 2pm on Friday, the 24th of August. 18:26 – Chamisa’s lawyer, Mpofu back on the stand to reply. 18:06 – Kanengoni admits that there have been little and immaterial clerical errors but says that does not change the declaration of the results as the errors represent a mere 0.1% of the total votes. 18:02 – Kanengoni: “The application before the court is deficient of evidence and I pray that it is dismissed.”...

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