HARARE, Two prominent South African lawyers, Advocates Dali Mpofu and Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, will represent Zimbabwe's main opposition party, the MDC Alliance, and its leader and presidential candidate, nelson Chamisa, in their bid to challenge the results of the July 30 elections.
Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court is to begin hearing Wednesday the case brought by Chamisa and the MDC Alliance against the recent election result. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced that the presidential poll had been won by incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the legislative election by the ruling Zanu-PF party.
however, Chamisa and the MDC claim there were irregularities.
The South African lawyers had been waiting for permission from Zimbabwe's Minister of Justice to work in that country. MDC Alliance spokesperson Nkululeko Sibanda said Tuesday permission had now been granted.
They have accreditation. That's all that really matters. There are five lawyers here, six actually, and they are not all going to speak to the judge, unless one of them is going to speak to the judge .... that is the situation anyway; one person speaks at a time.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK