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Zimbabwe’s election verdict set for today

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Zimbabwe’s top court will on Friday make a verdict on the just concluded elections.

The court decision will either uphold or overturn President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election after his competitor Mr. Nelson Chamisa insisted the elections were rigged.

At the moment citizens are glued to their televisions to watch the ruling with some crowding outside the court following the live proceedings.

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Riot police have blocked major roads in the capital Harare with water cannons being on standby.

Opposition challenger Mr. Nelson Chamisa says the elections were rigged by Zimbabwe’s Electoral Commission (ZEC). ZEC insists there were no rigged elections.

The just concluded elections were the first after the overthrow of then president Robert Mugabe.

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The ruling which is scheduled at 2:00 pm will dismiss, uphold or overturn the election as said by Chief Justice Luke Malaba.

Mnangagwa and Chamisa’s lawyers squared off during hearing in a filled courtroom. Both candidates were however absent during the hearing.

In what seems to be a war on numbers, Mr. Chamisa’s lead Lawyer Thabani Mpofu says the results that were released by ZEC were different from those they submitted.

Mr. Mpofu calles for the court to call for a fresh election as Mnangagwa’s votes were inflated by around 69,000 votes.

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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