Top Africa stories: Chamisa tells Mnangagwa to step down

2018-08-22 07:25

SA lawyers: Zim justice minister says he got their applications too late

Zimbabwe’s justice minister says applications by Nelson Chamisa’s South African lawyers to appear in Harare’s Constitutional Court this week arrived late and didn’t have supporting documents.

Ziyambi Ziyambi told state ZBC radio on Monday that the applications arrived after he’d already left his office on Friday. He said he’d written to the lawyers to get them to send the information on Monday, but had only received documents for one of the lawyers – Advocate Jeremy Gauntlett.

“The others they didn’t respond and they didn’t give us anything,” Ziyambi said.

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'Step down and avoid humiliation at Constitutional Court,' MDC's Chamisa tells Mnangagwa

Zimbabwean opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa has reportedly urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to "concede defeat" and "stepdown" to "avoid humiliation at the Constitutional Court".

Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court is set to hear the opposition's challenge to the just ended presidential election results on August 22.

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader narrowly lost to Mnangagwa but his party alleges "gross mathematical errors". It seeks a fresh election or a declaration of Chamisa as the winner of the July 30 vote, according to AP.

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Man uses technology to link small businesses with clients

A Rwandan national who has lived in South Africa for nearly two decades has started a smart technology company aimed at bridging the gap between big businesses and vendors in the country.

Jacque Sibomana, who has won multiple awards after launching his online business in February 2017, came to South Africa in 1999 as a refugee after his family was affected by the 1994 genocide. 

He told News24 that his new project - Kuba - was aimed at empowering small business owners and linking them with big businesses through various services.

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PICS: Morocco's 'pilgrimage of the poor' honours Sufi Muslim saint

It's dubbed the "pilgrimage of the poor" - every summer, tens of thousands of people flood this small central Moroccan town to honour a Sufi saint buried here 12 centuries ago.

Moulay Driss Zerhoun, nestled between two hills covered in olive groves, is where Idriss I, a descendant of the Prophet Mohammed who founded Morocco's first Islamic dynasty, was laid to rest in the late eighth century.

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In the main square, pilgrims grouped in "brotherhoods" from a host of countries walk in a procession to mark the start of the "moussem" (season), an annual homage that lasts for over a month.

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Zim elections: 'Anxiety' grips Zimbabweans ahead of Con-Court hearing on Wednesday

Anxiety has reportedly gripped Zimbabweans as the southern African country awaits the verdict of the Constitutional Court following the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa's petition over President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election victory. 

Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court is set to hear the opposition's challenge on August 22.

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader narrowly lost to Mnangagwa but his party alleges "gross mathematical errors".

The MDC seeks a fresh election or a declaration of Chamisa as the winner of the July 30 vote, according to AP.

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