LIVE: Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court postpones election challenge verdict to 15:00 

LIVE: Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court postpones election challenge verdict to 15:00 

Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court is today expected to rule an opposition bid to have presidential election results thrown out over alleged rigging in favour of Robert Mugabe’s successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa. Get the live updates here

Source: LIVE: Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court postpones election challenge verdict to 15:00 | News24

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Lawyers of MDC leader Nelson Chamisa in discussion at the Constitutional Court. (Picture: Frank Chikowore)


Journalists at the court (Picture: Frank Chikowore, News24)


MDC leader Chamisa’s lawyer, Thabani Mpofu has just arrived at the Constitutional Court in Harare. (Picture: Frank Chikowore, News24)


A renowned Zimbabwean journalist is tweeting that the Constitutional Court judgment initially scheduled for 14:00 will now be handed down at 15:00.

See tweet below


One of Mnangagwa’s lawyers Paul Mangwana has also arrived


The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission head Priscillah Chigumba has just arrived


Zimbabwe’s main opposition is expressing concern over reports that preparations have begun for the inauguration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa even before the constitutional court has ruled on its challenge to the election results.

A spokesperson has spoken to reporters an hour before the court is set to announce its ruling. The spokesperson says inauguration preparations cannot begin before the court ruling and “that is a problem.”

If the court upholds Mnangagwa’s narrow election victory the inauguration would be held within 48 hours. An Associated Press reporter sees no preparations at the national stadium in the capital, Harare. – AP


Nkululeko Sibanda: “There is also evidence that there are preparations in and around the National Sports Stadium for a large event. The judgment is expected at 14:00 and has not been pronounced just yet. We are therefore, not clear if there is someone who before the judgment is pronounced already knows how it looks like and is already making preparations…”


Nkululeko Sibanda : “There are also a number of letters that have gonbe viral in various forms of media that supposedly are inviting people to an inauguration…. This suggests the court process is of no value.”


Nkululeko Sibanda: “At various points this morning in Harare we have experienced jets flying above. This suggests that somebody is preparing for an inauguration. It is not clear how anybody would begin that process before the courts have made a determination.”


Watch this MDC press conference taking place at the Constitutional Court building right now.

Nelson Chamisa’s spokesperson, Nkululeko Sibanda says his boss is expressing concern over the statement by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga suggesting that the president of Zimbabwe would be Mnangagwa regardless of the outcome of the court process.

He says this clearly undermines the court process.