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Chamisa risks arrest

by newzimbabwe
09 Oct 2018 at 07:52hrs | Views
MDC leader Nelson Chamisa risks arrest if his opposition party proceeds with plans to inaugurate him as the 'People's President', a cabinet minister has warned.

"The issue of Chamisa is very sad," justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi told in a recent interview.

"As a lawyer, he should know that as soon as the State President has been dully inaugurated, you cannot go around and claim to be the president; in fact, that is treason."

"If he (Chamisa) continues with the swear- in ceremony he will be committing an offence and will be arrested," said minister Ziyambi.

"Whoever is advising him to do that is advising him to break our own laws as a country."

Chamisa has refused to recognise his defeat by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the crunch July 30 elections.

Mnangagwa's victory was confirmed by a full bench of the Constitutional Court but Chamisa says he respects the apex court but profoundly disagrees with the decision.

Source - newzimbabwe