ConCourt Releases Detailed Judgment On 2018 Presidential Election Challenge

The Constitutional Court on Thursday released a detailed-137 page document containing the judgment on the 2018 presidential election challenge.

Opposition MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa had applied to the court to nullify the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission elections results which declared ZANU PF candidate, President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the victor.

The court, led by Chief Justice Luke Malaba ruled that Mnangagwa had won the election pointing out that Chamisa failed to present evidence to suggest that the election had been manipulated in favour of Mnangagwa. Part of the judgment reads:

In the final analysis, the Court found that the applicant failed to place before it clear, sufficient, direct and credible evidence to prove the irregularities he levelled against the Commission.

He also failed to prove the allegation of electoral malpractices he levelled against the first respondent.

Weeks back, prominent lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa claimed that failure by the Concourt to release the judgment, a year after the election suggested that the judiciary was compromised.

More: The Herald


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