The MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa has expressed hope that the Constitutional Court will deliver a judgment that justifies what he described as superb submissions from his legal team led by Advocate Thabani Mpofu.
Chamisa is challenging President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory who according to ZEC garnered 50.8 percent to the former’s 44.3 percent.
Posting on his micro blog twitter yesterday, Chamisa applauded his legal staff for the presentations made in the court yesterday.
“Praise be to God! Our esteemed Constitutional Court has just heard our solid case on the theft of the people’s vote. I congratulate our ‘A’ legal team led by Adv T.Mpofu for a superb job. The world now knows the truth. What remains is for justice to be done,” he said.
Advocate Mpofu also received extol from self exiled former cabinet minister professor Jonathan Moyo who described his submissions as ‘classy’ and ‘compelling’.
“Advocate Thabani Mpofu’s compelling submissions on how #ZEC manipulated the numbers, as not to require reopening the ballot boxes to establish the point, brings to memory the world’s four famously rigged elections in Haiti, Vietnam, Liberia and Guyana.
“Advocate Thabani Mpofu was in a class of his own today. He hoisted ZEC by its own petard. Now they know that their data is alternative primary evidence to checkmate manipulation of the residue in ballot boxes!,” Moyo said.
The court will tomorrow deliver judgement on the matter.
However, Zanu PF is also confident that the court will rule in their favor with their lawyers led by Charles Uriri pursued the technical part of the applicant’s election challenge arguing the petition failed to meet the seven day prescribed by the constitution and therefore should be thrown away.
Zanu PF United Kingdom representative, Nick Mangwana expressed confidence of winning court case saying Zimbabweans elected President Mnangagwa as their leader for the next five years.
“Zimbabweans chose Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa as their leader 4 the next 5 years. By our rules he should be sworn in to govern per that mandate. He stands ready to do so. Nearly 70% of Zanu PF parliamentarians are ready to anchor that GVT. Deal with it and let’s build our country,” Mangwana said.
In the event the court uphold Mnangagwa victory on Friday, the inauguration will then take place within 48 hours at stipulated by the constitution.