ConCourt dismisses MDC electoral challenge

HARARE – The ConCourt has declared disputed President Robert Mugabe as duly elected. It has dismissed MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai’s application with cost. In its ruling the ConCourt declared the elections free, fair and credible.

Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku, head of the Constitutional Court, on Tuesday dismissed the challenge from Zimbabwe’s main opposition party and said the court found that the elections had been free and fair. The ruling clears the way for Mugabe’s inauguration on Thursday.

In  a separated but related incident Justice Chinembiri Bhunu has ordered the arrest of lawyers representing Mr Morgan Tsvangirai.

The arrests will be for the “averments” made by the MDC-T leader against the judiciary.

Mr Tsvangirai was represented by Advocate Lewis Uriri as lead counsel and Mr Chris Mhike of Atherstone and Cook was the instructing attorney.

The MDC-T was reported to have said Zimbabwe’s judiciary was an appendage of Zanu-PF and hence his efforts to quash the victory of President Mugabe would, in his view, hit a brickwall.

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