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thechamp

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SA's Advocate Dali Mpofu to lead legal team challenging Zim's Mnangagwa election victory – report

South Africa's Advocate Dali Mpofu is reportedly set to lead a legal team to challenge Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Zanu-PF party's victory in the just ended elections – on behalf of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance. The MDC vowed earlier this week to overturn in court, Mnangagwa's narrow election victory, alleging that he won the historic vote via "mammoth theft and fraud".

An AP report said that the southern African country's first election since Robert Mugabe's ousting had been marred by rigging allegations, the army opening fire on opposition demonstrators killing six people, and accusations of a security crackdown on opposition supporters. The MDC had until Friday to lodge its suit after Mnangagwa - formerly a close ally of Mugabe - won 50.8% in last week's vote, just scraping in above the 50% run-off threshold.

Under Zimbabwean law, the deadline for filing the challenge was Friday. The Constitutional Court must rule on the petition within 14 days. According to SABC, Dali Mpofu confirmed that his team will include renowned Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi.

https://www.news24.com/Africa/Zimbabwe/sas-advocate-dali-mpofu-to-lead-legal-team-challenging-zims-mnangagwa-election-victory-report-20180810
 

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It would be interesting to hear from those who said the EFF were protecting Moyane when Mpofu represented him, is the EFF no longer Zanu's friend?
 

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It would be interesting to hear from those who said the EFF were protecting Moyane when Mpofu represented him, is the EFF no longer Zanu's friend?
Didn't Zanu tell the EFF or Malema to **** off when Malema intimated it was time the old man step down and give others a chance. How is it Mpofu can lead a legal team in Zim, are SA lawyers allowed to practice in Zim
 

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Didn't Zanu tell the EFF or Malema to **** off when Malema intimated it was time the old man step down and give others a chance. How is it Mpofu can lead a legal team in Zim, are SA lawyers allowed to practice in Zim
Interesting point you are raising...
 
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