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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 […] …

Zimbabwe opposition leader decries ‘fraudulent’ election

Zimbabwe opposition leader decries ‘fraudulent’ election

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader insisted Friday that he won the country’s landmark election, rejecting the results as “fraudulent” and vowing to challenge them in court. “We won this election and we are ready to form the next government,” said Nelson Chamisa, after official results showed him losing to President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former ally of ousted […] …

Zimbabwe police chase away journalists waiting for briefing by opposition leader

Zimbabwe police chase away journalists waiting for briefing by opposition leader

Zimbabwean riot police chased away journalists waiting for a news conference by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on Friday, shouting “out, out,” a Reuters witness said. Chamisa has questioned the outcome of Monday’s presidential election, in which he lost out to President Emmerson Mnangagwa from the ruling Zanu-PF party. Chamisa on Friday slammed the “fake results” […] …

Zimbabwe MDC Alliance slams election result as fake

Justice Priscilla Chigumba declaring President Emmerson Mnangagwa as president-elect Zimbabwe opposition MDC Alliance said the election of President Emmerson  Mnangagwa  was based on a fake result and that it would challenge it in court. According to Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Mnangagwa won 50.8 percent of the vote, ahead of Nelson Chamisa of the

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