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Zimbabwe elections challenged,inauguration delayed

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Zimbabwe’s inauguration has been delayed after Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Nelson Chamisa challenged the electoral results.

Mr. Chamisa says that he has evidence that he was cheated in the July elections.

According to the party the elections were mered with theft but the electoral commission dismissed the claims saying they were no theft. Mr Nelson lost the election by 44.3% against Mr Mnangagwa who won by 50.8% of the total votes cast.

Confirming the delayed inauguration was Justice Minister Ziyambi who said the plans will no longer go ahead. Zimbabwe’s constitution allows a presidential candidate to challenge the election seven days after the results are announced.

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Zimbabwe’s top court now has 14 days to make a decision on the challenge brought forward by Movement for Democratic Change.

MDC party will now have to prove that elections were filled with irregularities. Lack to do so then the inauguration will proceed as planned. Several people were killed following violence between MDC supporters and security officers.

MDC supporters claimed their leader was denied victory. Mr. Mnangagwa called for peace saying that investigations on the post-election violence were underway.

Slavian Mwangecho
Passionate blogger on a day to day activities happening in Kenya, Africa and around the world. A keen follower of the latest news making headlines around the world

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