MDC files petition with Constitutional Court

by Patience Rashai

Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa, has filed his papers with the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) challenging the election result in which he lost to Zanu-PF leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

MDC Alliance lead counsel, Advocate Thabani Mpofu said that they had overwhelming evidence which could see Nelson Chamisa being pronounced the ultimate winner in the just ended presidential race.

This move is aimed at overturning or nullifying the electoral result, at the same time putting a halt to the scheduled Sunday Presidential inauguration.

“The process at the moment is that a petition will be filed granting a clear ground regarding the legitimacy of the election and its outcome,” he said.

Advocate Mpofu is on record saying that the party had gathered enough evidence and intends to bring to the courts an anti-rigging mechanism that will show that the results announced by ZEC do not reflect the will of the people.

“The anti-rigging mechanisms have taken effect and they have assisted us greatly in showing where things went wrong, establishing that there was mammoth theft and fraud, gross and crass and for that reason and taking into account that the Zimbabweans are entitled to a proper election.

“That evidence derives from source documents and ZEC’s own figures which in our view are grossly made up and mathematically fail to tally,” he said.