Zimbabwe’s Chamisa challenges election result

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa denounced today actions against him by some members of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF), warned of the possibility of their expulsion from the party.

"We have managed to place before the courts all the mathematical and statistical irregularities", lawyer Thabani Mpofu told journalists as they emerged from the courthouse.

"It's amusing that Chamisa (MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson) entered an election wanting to win only".

The MDC had until Friday to lodge its appeal - seven days after the results were announced.

It is now necessary to await the decision of the Constitutional Court, which is unappealable and is expected to support the official data of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, to organize in 48 hours this official event where Mnangagwa will become the legitimate head of state and government of this nation.

Mr Chamisa wants Harare's constitutional court to declare him the victor or call a fresh election, it is reported.

Analysts say that the legal challenge has little chance of success given the courts' historic tilt towards ZANU-PF, which has ruled since independence from British colonial rule in 1980.

The opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, took to Twitter to confirm an appeal had been successfully filed.

The opposition said the result was rigged.

At least six people were killed two days after the vote in clashes between security forces and MDC Alliance supporters who alleged that Mr Chamisa had been robbed of victory.

He faces charges of inciting the protests last week by proclaiming victory for the opposition.

"The ZHRC has established that there is hunting down and harassment of polling agents for independent candidates and opposition political parties", it said.

"I am confident they have no case", ZANU-PF legal secretary Paul Mangwana said.

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