Verdict to affect global response to dire economic situation in Zimbabwe
By Tajudeen Hamzat
The nation of Zimbabwe is waiting tensely for Friday’s much anticipated verdict of the Constitutional Court on the challenge to the outcome of the recent presidential elections in which President Emmerson Mnangagwa had been declared winner by the Zimbabwe Elections Commission, ZEC.
Following that outcome, the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, MDC candidate, Nelson Chamisa had headed to court to challenge the results, declaring that there were massive irregularities, and praying that either he be declared the rightful winner or a new poll ordered.
The Constitutional Court is made up of nine judges who are led by the Chief Justice and their verdict cannot be appealed.
Observers say the outcome of the case would further inform global response to the dire economic situation that has been the legacy of the latter part of the Robert Mugabe years on the saddle until his ouster several months ago.
MDC candidate and opposition leader in Zimbabwe, Nelson Chamisa