Nelson Chamisa files petition challenging President Mnangagwa’s poll win

Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has filed a petition challenging President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s July 30 election victory. After keeping journalists waiting at the Constitutional Court in Harare today.

“Our legal team successfully filed our court papers. We have a good case and cause,” the 40-year-old leader of opposition party Movement for Democratic Change said on Twitter.

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader alleges electoral fraud and other malpractices during the historic polls, the first to held without former ruler Robert Mugabe.

Chamisa has called the election results as “falsified and inflated” to ensure Mnangagwa won.

Mr Chamisa says he has evidence to show that he was cheated out of the presidential election.

The court will have 14 days to make a ruling.

An organisation that monitors politics in Zimbabwe has shared pictures and a video of the legal team’s arrival.

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