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WATCH: Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court Ruling: Live Update

by Ndou Paul
24 Aug 2018 at 13:49hrs | Views
The Constitutional Court is expected to rule on presidential election results challenge by MDC Alliance.


  • 24 Aug 2018 at 15:15hrs

    Malaba ends by thanking the lawyers’ integrity during the proceedings and the people of Zimbabwe for the confidence they have in the judiciary.

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 15:13hrs

    Full reasons will be given in a full judgement to be released in due course, says Malaba

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 15:13hrs

    Court declares Mnangagwa as the duly elected president of Zimbabwe

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 15:13hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: The application is dismissed with costs

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 15:04hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: There is a presumption of validity of the election

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 15:04hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: In the final analysis the applicant failed to convince this court to set aside the results of the election

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 15:03hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: There was also no tangible evidence of ghost voters

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 15:03hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: There was not proof of irregularities

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 15:02hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: There was no evidence some teachers were disenfranchised of their right to vote as no affidavit from any of the teachers. Even if the evidence was availed, it would not have affected the result

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 15:02hrs



    Chief Justice Malaba: The applicant made several startling allegations without referring to source evidence.

    ZEC proved through the V11 forms that some forms were signed and populated as opposed to what the applicant said.

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 15:01hrs

    There was no evidence that the 40,000 teachers were registered voters, says Chief Justice Malaba

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:57hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: The amendment of results by ZEC has no bearing on the results of the election

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:55hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: The declaration of results made a critical admission that the results were changed

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:50hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: All the allegations against the electoral commission were debunked by the commission’s attorney

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:50hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: Malaba says even if the applicant did not have agents at all polling stations he should have collected samples and it would have shown the electoral commission's malpractices

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:49hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: The applicant’s attorney made bald and unsubstantiated allegations

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:49hrs



    Chief Justice Malaba: If the applicant had placed before the court the V11 forms it would have disposed of any questions of vote rigging, it would have addressed issues of similar results at some polling stations.

    That evidence was not adduced

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:47hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: The applicant was at large to send his election agents countrywide but did not do so, election observers were there

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:46hrs

    He had remedies available to him and he did not utilize them, says the Chief Justice

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:46hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: The applicant would have sought a recount and would have approached the electoral court to apply for an order to open the ballot boxes

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:46hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: Time was on the applicant’s side to obtain the evidence from the election residue

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:45hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: When the results were declared the applicant knew that he was aggrieved

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:45hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: Primary evidence was supposed to be derived from the opening of ballot boxes

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:45hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: No proof was adduced by the applicant

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:45hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: The applicant made general allegations and no direct allegations of complicity were made against Emmerson Mnangagwa

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:44hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: The court will only invalidate the results of the presidential election if the court is satisfied that the results were materially affected or were a result of a fraud

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:44hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: The court will declare the election void if there was a breach of the electoral law

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:44hrs

    Chief Justice says the burden of proof rests with the applicant to warrant the granting of the relief sought

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:44hrs



    The Chief Justice us now reading the complaints raised by the applicant on the conduct of the elections.

    These include bribery by the incumbent, undue influence, rogue military personnel, the failure display V11 forms, and so on

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:43hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: The application for conformation was filed by the applicant and the court hereby grants the application

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:43hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba: The application clearly breached the rules of the court and filed a defective application

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:19hrs

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 14:17hrs

    Chief Justice Malaba is now reading what the law says for one to challenge the results of an election

  • 24 Aug 2018 at 13:50hrs

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

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