MDC.loses court case

HARARE, (CAJ News)----THE high court of Zimbabwe on Friday (today) dismissed an urgent application by the country's main opposition Movement for Democratic Change seeking cancellation of Zanu (PF) to recount of ballot papers for allegedly rigged 23 constituencies of its stronghold.

Judge Justice Antonia Guvava presided over the case, in which the Zanu PF claimed the Zimbabwe Election Commission (ZEC), in a move that would see a re-run anytime after the recount, did not count the ballot papers professionally.

Already MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai has ruled out going for run-off with Mugabe arguing that the opposition activists are being brutalized under state sanction violence.

Justice Guvava ruled that MDC pay the costs for the case after the opposition lost its case.

“I have considered very carefully the submissions and I find no merit in the application. Accordingly, the application is dismissed with costs,” Justice Guvava.

The ruling comes at a time the ZEC were withholding the presidential election outcome three weeks after voting, in a move that has raised suspicion on the ruling party’s vote rigging so as to reverse the will of the people—CAJ News.

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