Zimbabwe

Go to court, Zanu-PF tells Tsvangirai

2013-08-03 12:00
Patrick Chinamasa. (File, AFP)

Patrick Chinamasa. (File, AFP)

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Cape Town – Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF party on Friday advised the Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai to approach the courts once election results were announced over his allegations that Wednesday’s poll was rigged, a NewsDay report says.

Addressing a press conference in Harare, Zanu-PF's legal affairs deputy secretary Patrick Chinamasa said local courts were capable of handling electoral disputes and there was no need for Tsvangirai to panic.

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"If there is any presidential candidate or national assembly candidate who is dissatisfied with what happened, the courts are there, the constitutional courts are there, the electoral courts are there and we have set up these courts jointly in order to address these disputes and the requirement is that these courts would give their decisions expeditiously. So I want to invite Mr Tsvangirai to please avail himself to these constitutional provisions so that he can get the remedies that he thinks he deserves," Chinamasa said.

MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Thursday described the elections as a "farce".

Meanwhile the country’s neighbours have urged calm after early vote results indicated a landslide win for President Robert Mugabe who is seeking to extend his 33-year rule.

Full results of Wednesday's poll have yet to be announced, but Mugabe's camp has claimed a shock landslide victory.

Partial results have given the 89-year-old a commanding lead, with his Zanu-PF party garnering 87 seats out of 120 declared.

For all Zimbabwe election stories please visit our Zimbabwe Special Report Page.

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