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Zimbabwe: Justice confirms Mnangagwa’s victory

The victory of President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been confirmed by the Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe.

The Zimbabwean Electoral Commission had declared Emmerson Mnangagwa winner of the presidential election against the opposition leader Nelson Chamisa.

A result contested by the MDC Alliance who had decided to go to court to invalidate the victory of Mr. Mnangagwa.

The MDC said it had evidence that the vote was marred by “large-scale fraud and manipulation of results”.

The Zimbabwean justice rejected this request, confirming the election of Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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In delivering his verdict, Chief Justice Luke Malaba called the fraud charges “bold and unsubstantiated”.

The first post-Mugabe general elections in Zimbabwe led to violence.

Two days after the election, at least six people were killed in clashes between security forces and supporters of the MDC Alliance.

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