PROMINENT SOUTH AFRICAN LAWYER TO LEAD LEGAL TEAM OF ZIMBABWEAN OPPOSITION PARTY
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Prominent South African lawyer Dali Mpofu has been picked to lead a legal team to challenge the July 30 Zimbabwe elections results on behalf of the opposition MDC Alliance party leader, Nelson Chamisa.
Mpofu confirmed here Thursday that his team will include another prominent South African lawyer, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi.
The case is expected to be filed on Friday ahead of the seven-day deadline for objections stipulated by the Electoral Act of Zimbabwe, and the planned inauguration of President elect Emmerson Mnangwagwa on Sunday.
The MDC Alliance has vowed to overturn in court President Mnangagwa's narrow election victory, alleging that he won the historic vote via mammoth theft and fraud.
Chamisa says the party does not accept the Zimbabwe election results and will pursue all legal means to challenge the victories by the ruling Zanu-PF party in the National Assembly polls and and Presidential polls.
Zanu-PF won close to 70 per cent of the seats in the National Assembly.
The MDC Alliance says the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) went out of its way to ensure that the ruling Zanu-PF wins elections.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwean opposition personality Tendai Biti has been released on 5,000 US dollars bail in Harare after Zambia denied him asylum and deported him.
Zimbabwean police have charged him with unofficial or false declaration of election results as well as inciting violence.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK