Zimbabwe opposition to challenge election result in court

Zimbabwe’s MDC opposition party on Wednesday vowed to overturn in court President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s narrow election victory, alleging that he won the historic vote via “mammoth theft and fraud”.

The country’s first election since Robert Mugabe’s ousting has been marred by rigging allegations, the army opening fire on opposition demonstrators killing six people, and accusations of a security crackdown on opposition supporters.

The MDC has until Friday to lodge its suit after Mnangagwa — formerly a close ally of Mugabe — won 50.8 percent in last week’s vote, just scraping in above the 50 percent run-off threshold.

“Those results represent a total negation of the will of the people,” MDC lawyer Thabani Mpofu told reporters in Harare….
Source: Seychelles News Agency