Zimbabwean opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa has reportedly urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to “concede defeat” and “stepdown” to “avoid humiliation at the Constitutional Court”.

Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court is set to hear the opposition’s challenge to the just ended presidential election results on August 22.

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader narrowly lost to Mnangagwa but his party alleges “gross mathematical errors”. It seeks a fresh election or a declaration of Chamisa as the winner of the July 30 vote.

A NewsDay report quoted Chamisa as saying that Mnangagwa should do the “most gracious and revolutionary thing” by conceding defeat before being humiliated on Wednesday when the constitutional court sits to hear his petition alleging wide spread fraud.

Chamisa described the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and Mnangagwa’s defence’s as weak, adding that the president elect had fraudulently benefitted from the vote count.

Source : NewsDay

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