Opposition in Zimbabwe has until Friday to sue the electoral commission challenging slim victory by President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa.
The opposition MDC alliance 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”.
Mnangagwa won with a very small margin 50.8%.
However, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa’s lawyers have reportedly claimed that they are being “trailed” by suspected state agents, as they prepare to submit court papers challenging the election results.
Nelson Chamisa’s lawyer, Thabane Mpofu, said, “We are being harassed everywhere we go. Just two days ago, my car was being followed as well as four of our lawyers working the court challenge.”
He said they are prepared to do and if it means addressing the Constitutional Court while wearing prison garb, we are happy to do so.
“If it means addressing the Con-Court while on death beds, we are happy to do so. If it means addressing the Constitutional Court with half our limbs, we are happy and ready to do so,” Mpofu said.