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Zimbabwe opposition leader plans mock inauguration in challenge to president

Zimbabwe opposition leader plans mock inauguration in challenge to president

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is planning a mock inauguration on Saturday  to challenge the oath taken by President Emmerson Mnangagwa,  his spokesman said. Mnangagwa was inaugurated three weeks ago, following a court decision upholding his disputed election victory. However, a junior minister warned the opposition Movement for Democratic Change that any attempt to undermine the government’s […] …

Zimbabwe opposition to declare Chamisa ‘president’

Zimbabwe opposition to declare Chamisa ‘president’

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party will this week hold a mock inauguration to name its leader Nelson Chamisa as the country’s president, highlighting its claims the July 30 election was rigged. Chamisa, who heads the Movement for Democratic Change, narrowly lost to Emmerson Mnangagwa in Zimbabwe’s first election since the ousting of long-time ruler Robert Mugabe […] …

Zimbabwe opposition leader to be inaugurated as ‘people’s president’

Zimbabwe opposition leader to be inaugurated as ‘people’s president’

Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change says its leader Nelson Chamisa will be symbolically inaugurated on Saturday as the “People’s President,” in spite of the fact he lost the July election. The winner, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has already been sworn in, after a court found no evidence of vote rigging as alleged by the MDC […] …

Zimbabwe names team to probe election killings

Zimbabwe names team to probe election killings

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday appointed former South African president Kgalema Motlanthe to lead an inquiry into post-election violence when the army opened fire and six people were killed. The seven-member commission has been tasked with investigating events around anti-fraud protests on August 1 when the military used live rounds on the streets of […] …

BREAKING: Zimbabwe court dismisses opposition bid to annul election result

BREAKING: Zimbabwe court dismisses opposition bid to annul election result

Zimbabwe’s top court on Friday dismissed an opposition bid to have presidential election results annulled over alleged rigging in favour of Robert Mugabe’s successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa. “In the final analysis, the court finds the applicant has failed to place before it clear, direct, sufficient and credible evidence” of irregularities, said Chief Justice Luke Malaba in […] …

Zimbabwe presidential inauguration delayed after court appeal –Minister

Zimbabwe presidential inauguration delayed after court appeal –Minister

Zimbabwe’s presidential inauguration has been postponed, the justice minister said Friday, after the opposition MDC party lodged a court bid to overturn the results that gave a narrow victory for Emmerson Mnangagwa. “The inauguration is no longer going ahead (on Sunday) as planned,” Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi told AFP. “All proceedings are suspended pending the […] …

Zimbabwe opposition on deadline to appeal election result

Zimbabwe opposition on deadline to appeal election result

Zimbabwe’s defeated opposition faced a deadline Friday to file its legal challenge to try to overturn the July 30 election result, which has been mired in fraud allegations and a government crackdown on opponents. The MDC party alleges that the vote result was rigged and President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s narrow victory was due to a falsified […] …

UN chief tells Zimbabwe’s leaders to resolve election crisis

UN chief tells Zimbabwe’s leaders to resolve election crisis

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa during a telephone conversation that he must rein in his security forces after six people were killed in election violence, a UN spokesman said Tuesday. Guterres also spoke by phone with opposition leader Nelson Chamisa to urge him to turn to the courts — and not […] …

Zimbabwe prays for peace after poll violence

Zimbabwe prays for peace after poll violence

Clergymen led prayers for peace as Zimbabweans went to church for the first Sunday service since this week’s historic elections, marred by deadly violence and fraud claims. “Zimbabwe right now needs peace, it needs unity. Zimbabwe is known for peace, it’s a peace-loving nation,” said worshipper Emmanuel Masvikeni, 46. “People dying to prop up the […] …

Zimbabwe president defends ‘fair’ election as opposition cries foul

Zimbabwe president defends ‘fair’ election as opposition cries foul

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday brushed off allegations that his election victory was tainted by fraud, hailing the vote as a fresh start for the country after the repressive rule of Robert Mugabe. As defeated opposition leader Nelson Chamisa decried the official results as a sham, Mnangagwa, a former Mugabe ally, defended the vote […] …

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