Mnangagwa says disputed Zimbabwe election 'behind us'

President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa

President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa

The six civilians killed were among MDC Alliance protesters and bystanders during angry reactions to the announcement of election results which gave Zanu PF a crushing victory over the main opposition.

Paul Mangwana, the ruling party's legal affairs secretary and one of Mnangagwa's lawyers said Chamisa would now be required to respond to Mnangagwa's application before the matter is set down for a hearing.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been applauded for upholding the Constitution and averting any form of vacuum by ensuring all arms of government continue to execute their duties in line with his Zimbabwe is open for business mantra and other socio-economic fundamentals.

A lawyer representing Chamisa said he could not comment because he had not yet been served with Mnangagwa's papers.

The main opposition MDC party on Friday filed a legal challenge to the results alleging "gross mathematical errors" and calling for a fresh vote or a declaration that their candidate, Nelson Chamisa, was the victor.

Iraq's Al-Abadi: We Will Not Abide by United States sanctions against Iran
On Tuesday, the US had re-imposed the first round of economic sanctions on Iran, which mainly target the country's banking sector. Iraq buys goods worth 6.6 billion AMD annually from Iran.

Mnangagwa narrowly won the presidential race with 50.8 percent of the vote - just enough to avoid a run-off against the MDC's Nelson Chamisa, who scored 44.3 percent.

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has accused ZANU-PF and the election commission of ballot fraud in the July 30 vote, Zimbabwe's first poll since the ousting of Mugabe in November.

Another of Mnangagwa's lawyers, Lewis Uriri told the official Herald newspaper's online edition that he had asked the court to dismiss Chamisa's application, which he said had missed a 10 a.m. (0800 GMT) deadline last Friday.

Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court has 14 days to make a final ruling on the hotly disputed election. A full bench of nine judges‚ led by Chief Justice Luke Malaba‚ is expected to make a decision on the court challenge.

Recommended News

  • British pound mostly lower as traders watch emerging markets

    British pound mostly lower as traders watch emerging markets

    If UK inflation is lower than expected, investors may become concerned that the BoE's August interest rate hike was unjustified. Most investors still expect Britain to secure a trade deal with the European Union , but the risk of no deal is rising.
    Starbucks Launches Plant-Based Protein Beverages

    Starbucks Launches Plant-Based Protein Beverages

    The coffee chain announced that it is introducing its new Protein Blended Cold Brew in the almond and cacao flavor on Tuesday. The Cacao beverage is blended with Cold Brew, coconutmilk, plant-based protein, cacao powder, banana date fruit blend and ice.
    Iran supreme leader admits 'mistake' allowing nuke deal negotiations

    Iran supreme leader admits 'mistake' allowing nuke deal negotiations

    The Trump administration has said Iran can avoid the sanctions if it accepts tougher restrictions on its nuclear program. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif negotiated the deal with counterparts from six powers, including then U.S.
  • Russia Made 'Very Troubling Development' in Space

    Russia Made 'Very Troubling Development' in Space

    Russian Federation has dismissed the comments as "unfounded, slanderous accusations based on suspicions". The US already has some space fighting capabilities, with long-range missiles to satellite tracking.
    Putin ready to meet North Korea's Kim at 'early date': KCNA

    Putin ready to meet North Korea's Kim at 'early date': KCNA

    The U.S. insists that North Korea completely disarm its nuclear and missile weapons before it receives any economic concessions . Putin also said the relations between the two states keep developing in a "friendly and constructive manner".
    Calgary air quality advisory continues for second straight day

    Calgary air quality advisory continues for second straight day

    To see only wildfire smoke, look just at fine particulates, listed as PM 2.5, DEQ spokeswoman Katherine Benenati said. But regional air quality monitors note that the air is now " unhealthy for everyone ", not just sensitive groups.
  • Reliable Study Materials (from Practice Tests to Video Tutorials)to Prepare for Microsoft 70-480 Exam

    Make sure you check at least three different learning resources on every topic and go through the study materials several times. However, it is essential to note that the percentage on every topic is the approximate exam question weigh on each of them.
    Spider-Man's Open World Trailer Explores a Vibrant Virtual New York

    Spider-Man's Open World Trailer Explores a Vibrant Virtual New York

    The trailer hints at a larger Marvel universe with new looks at Avengers Tower, Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum, and Oscorp Industries.
    MoviePass owner posts massive loss, investors file suit

    MoviePass owner posts massive loss, investors file suit

    The company recently had a reverse 250-to-1 stock split in an effort to raise its price and avoid being delisted from the Nasdaq. Earlier this month, MoviePass quoted Mark Twain in a release that declared, "talk of our demise is greatly exaggerated".
  • The US Open Final: Who Will Make it?

    The 34-year-old Swiss won the first two sets 6-4 and 7-5, forcing an injured and struggling Djokovic to retire in the third. If she’s at her best, then she’ll make it to the final and if she performs on the day the title will be hers.
    Provincial state of emergency declared in BC

    Provincial state of emergency declared in BC

    The declaration is in effect for two weeks from the time it is issued and may be extended or rescinded as the situation develops. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth made the call to declare the state of emergency, following a recommendation from the B.C.
    Kyle Kuzma: 'People Are Underestimating' the Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma: 'People Are Underestimating' the Lakers

    But Kuzma believes the arrival of James will see them push on from last season right from the off. While getting LeBron James was huge, the rest of Los Angeles' offseason has drawn some ire.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.