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

2018-08-21 20:17
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party leader Nelson Chamisa. (File, AFP)

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party leader Nelson Chamisa. (File, AFP)

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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.

A Daily News report says that Zimbabweans are now eager to know who their next leader would be.

The report quotes law expert Alex Magaisa as saying that the law governing challenges to an election are provided for under section 93 of the country’s constitution.

Magaisa says the Constitutional Court's decisions is final and there would be no other court challenge after it makes its decision on Wednesday.

"This provision states that an aggrieved party may, within seven days after declaration of the election result, challenge the validity of a presidential election at the Con-Court. This is the highest court in the country, its decision is final, which means it cannot be appealed to any other court," Magaisa was quoted as saying.

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Meanwhile, some Zimbabweans have taken to social media to express their views on the country's historic court challenge.

See tweets below

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