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Zimbabwe’s opposition files court papers challenging vote result

By Godfrey Marawanyika

Nelson Chamisa, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) – Zimbabwe’s main opposition alliance filed court papers challenging the results of last week’s presidential election.

“We have successfully filed our court papers,” Movement for Democratic Change leader Nelson Chamisa said in a statement on Twitter on Friday. “We have a good case and cause.”

The MDC has alleged that the vote, won by the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front leader and incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa, was rigged.

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