Harare — On Wednesday, Zimbabwe’s MDC opposition party confirmed it would launch a legal challenge to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s narrow election victory, which it says was due to fraud. "Those results represent a total negation of the will of the people," MDC lawyer Thabani Mpofu told reporters. "The election results made by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) will be challenged." Mpofu declined to give the date when the legal case will be lodged, which is set to delay Mnangagwa’s inauguration. Under Zimbabwean law, the deadline for filing the challenge is Friday. Its constitutional court must rule on the petition within 14 days. "Evidence derives from ZEC’s figures that, in our view, grossly mathematically fails to tally," said Mpofu. "We have what we require for the purposes, not just of mounting a credible and sustainable challenge, but that will yield a vacation of the entire process announced by ZEC. We are convinced once this has been placed before a court, there will ...

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