Former Zanu-PF politician Noah Mangondo who ran as an independent has challenged the election results of Murehwa South at the Electoral Court. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) declared veteran Zanu-PF political Joel Biggie Matiza the winner saying that he polled 10 808 votes. However, Mangondo who was said to have polled 10 653 votes has challenged the results and wants Zec to declare him the winner.
Mangondo alleges that the election of Matiza was a result of corrupt, illegal and intimidatory practices on the part of the ZANU PF party candidate and his agents in the constituency designed to secure his election at all cost. Mangondo argued that all the electoral malpractices he cited in his petition did affect the result of the election in a material way to the extent that the difference is marginal.
Mangondo is being represented by Gift Mtisi of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.