MDC-T finalises drafting of poll challenges

MDC-T has finalised drafting its election court challenges and will file them with both the Constitutional and Electoral Courts tomorrow.


The party is contesting the outcome of the July 31 polls which were won by President Robert Mugabe and his party, Zanu (PF).

The court challenges cover presidential, parliamentary and local government poll results, in addition to seats allocated under proportional representation in the legislature.

“All is now set for the filing of the court challenges tomorrow,” said Douglas Mwonzora, the MDC-T spokesperson.

The revelation comes at a time the party made a U-turn on its threat to boycott all government institutions, Parliament included.

Mwonzora said it was not a one man decision for party winning candidates to take the seats won at local government and parliamentary levels.

“As you would be aware, as a party we resolved to disengage from government. Disengagement does not mean withdrawal,” said Mwonzora.

Mwonzora’s statements came in the wake of complaints by some party members that the decision to take won seats was reached by MDC-T President, Morgan Tsvangirai, without consulting the grass roots as previously agreed.

Party insiders said MDC-T members were of the opinion that winning party candidates should not take office, until the electoral process challenges are resolved.

MDC-T rejected election results announced by ZEC, citing irregularities regarding the whole electoral process.

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