After the fierce battle at hokiku88 between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his opposition Nelson Chamisa, finally the Zimbabwe Constitutional Court confirmed the victory obtained by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Nelson Chamisa filed a petition to the Zimbabwe Constitutional Court which contained charges for fraud that occurred in elections in July. Nelson Chamisa said that ZEC was guilty of miscalculating the votes obtained by the two presidential candidates.
He also claimed that ZEC doubled the votes for President Emmerson by using “ghost voters”. However, the Zimbabwe Constitutional Court requested that Nelson Chamisa has to attach the original election results form as a means of supporting the accusations. “We cannot act on generalities,” said Luke Malaba, the Chief Justice of Zimbabwe Constitutional Court.
In this trial, number of parties were involved including parties from President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Parties from Nelson Chamisa, Chief Justice Luke Malaba and nine judges of the country’s top.
Meanwhile, the result of the trial that had been decided unanimously by Chief Justice Luke Malaba was President Emmerson Mnangagwa officially win the presidential election against Nelson Chamisa. Malaba said that “Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is declared to win the presidential election that was held on 30 July 2018.”
Before the election was held, President Emmerson Mnangagwa had said that if the election can be carried out credibly, then this will pull Zimbabwe out of the saturation they had experienced in the last 40 years. Zimbabwe will be able to get out of diplomatic isolation that occurred in the era of Robert Mugabe’s reign. International sanctions and the country’s economic recovery will be obtained by this country.
The Inauguration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa was carried out two days after the Zimbabwe Constitutional Court overturned Nelson Chamisa’s allegations for election fraud. The oath was taken by Chief Justice Luke Malamba. Supporters and citizens packed the Harare stadium to witness the inauguration ceremony firsthand. During his speech, President Mnangagwa said he will promise to unite the citizens who were divided in the first place and also create jobs that were really needed. The state’s problem, the cash deficit will also be one of the problems President Emmerson promised to solve. The government under its aegis will fully fight to eradicate corruption that is happening in Zimbabwe. “Now is the time for us to unite as a country to grow the economy, let’s boldly and tenaciously struggle to realize the national vision and turn Zimbabwe into a country with a middle economy, free of poverty and corruption by 2030,” said President Emmerson.
The inauguration ceremony was also attended by leaders of the neighboring countries who deliberately came in an effort to show a high sense of solidarity. There were no signs of the presence of former president Robert Mugabe who reportedly did not attend the inauguration ceremony because he was taking care of his sick wife. However, Robert Mugabe sent a letter to congratulate Mnangagwa.