Advocate Lewis Uriri

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 said they are quite confident that the application by the MDC Alliance would be thrown out for lack of merit and the President-elect will duly be inaugurated after the court process.

The registrar is yet to set down the matter for hearing before a full Constitutional Court bench.