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Mnangagwa to be inaugurated on Sunday, 12 August

by BBC
07 Aug 2018 at 16:14hrs | Views
Zimbabwe's government has set this Sunday, 12 August, as the date for president-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa's inauguration following a disputed election.

There have been deadly protests and accusations of rigging but no formal or legal challenge to Mr Mnangagwa's win has been mounted.

The main opposition MDC Alliance is yet to lodge its court application contesting the results, but has until Friday's deadline to do so.

The party says the poll was manipulated to deny its leader the presidency.

Among its claims are that ballot boxes were stuffed, and that numbers were deflated for their candidate Nelson Chamisa and inflated for President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa.

If the MDC Alliance lodges an application challenging the election result and the courts decide that the group has a case, then the inauguration could be put on hold.

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Source - BBC