Election concourt on Wednesday
The countdown to the constitutional court Presidential petition hearing has begun with revelations that only fifty people including legal representatives of the 23 Presidential aspirants in the July 30 harmonised polls will be accommodated in the court when the case begins on Wednesday.
The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation has been awarded the rights to broadcast live the proceedings, and the corporation has the capacity to feed other regional and international television stations.
Wednesday’s case in which MDC Aliance leader and Presidential aspirant Nelson Chamisa is challenging the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s decision to declare President Emmerson Mnangagwa winner of the July 30 election, is one of the most important and most talked about political cases in the country’s history.
Acting secretary Judicial Service Commission Mr Walter Chikwanha said due to limitations of space in the constitutional court only fifty people will be accommodated inside.
Provisions have also been made for local and international journalists wishing to cover the concourt proceedings said Mr Chikwanha.
The Judicial Service Commission acting secretary also put to rest mischievous statements that circulated on social media platforms purporting that there was an assassination attempt on one of the judges who sit on the concourt bench Justice Bharat Patel.
As the clock ticks towards the d-day, members of the public and interested parties have been urged to remain calm and allow the concourt to conduct the due processes without any obstructions.