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polls petition be heard on Saturday
Muzulu, The Independent (Zimbabwe)
August 14, 2013
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issues raised in Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s electoral
challenging the July
31 presidential poll result will be heard on Saturday following
an agreement by lawyers from all parties at a pre-trial conference
at the Constitutional Court (ConCourt).
Electoral Commission (Zec) announced President Robert Mugabe the
winner of the poll with 61% of the vote way ahead of his main rival
Tsvangirai who had 33%.
lawyer, Advocate Fred Gijima said two issues raised at the pre-trial
conference were what form the hearing should take and whether the
Attorney-General should be enjoined to the case.
will on Saturday decide on two preliminary issues on whether the
hearing should be done through an application or a trial and if
the Attorney-General can be enjoined to the case,” Gijima
seeking the nullification of the presidential poll and a re-run
within 60 days from the date of judgment. MDC-T has since labelled
the poll as a ‘farce’ in public statements.
conference agreed that all parties should have filed their papers
with the court by Friday 17:00 Hours.
being represented by Advocate Lewis Uriri, Alec Muchadehama and
Chris Mhike. Gijima is representing Mugabe while Advocate Farai
Mutangamira is represents the Attorney-General and Tawanda Kanengoni
is representing the Zec in the matter.
the new constitution, the Con Court should finalise the application
within two weeks of the petition being filed. Mugabe’s swearing
in for his new term will be held in abeyance until the matter is
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