Oppn's legal challenge delays Mnangagwa's inauguration Aug 11, 2018 0 39 12345 REUTERSHARAREZIMBABWE'S main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, filed a court challenge on Friday against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election victory, halting Mnangagwa's inauguration that had been due on Sunday.The first election since Robert Mugabe was forced to resign after a coup in November had been expected to end Zimbabwe's pariah status and launch an economic recovery but post-election unrest has reminded the country of its violent past.Chamisa's lawyer Thabani Mpofu said he had asked the Constitutional Court to nullify the July 30 vote and that his court application meant Mnangagwa's swearing-in had been halted.Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi told Reuters Sunday's inauguration"will no longer happen"until the case is finalised."On the basis of the evidence we have placed before the court, we seek in the main relief to the effect that the court should declare the proper winner and the proper winner is my client,"Mpofu told reporters outside."In the alternative, we seek that there be another election which complies with the dictates of the law,"Mpofu said."There is no inauguration that will take place until the matter is determined by the court."The constitution requires a losing presidential candidate to file a challenge within seven days of a winner being declared. The Constitutional Court, which can declare a new winner or order a fresh election, must rule within 14 days of an election petition.Last month, Mnangagwa secured a comfortable victory, according to results from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, polling 2.46 million votes against 2.15 million for the 40-year-old Chamisa. The opposition said the result was rigged.The election passed off relatively smoothly but its aftermath revealed the deep rifts in Zimbabwean society and the instinctive heavy-handedness of the security forces.Earlier, opposition leader and former finance minister Tendai Biti appeared in court to challenge his arrest on Thursday on charges of public violence. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Australians 'troll' MPs for free Queen portraits Aug 11, 2018 0 57 Philippines to review casino project after Duterte's order Aug 11, 2018 0 42 UN says Russia must end jail torture, prosecute guards Aug 11, 2018 0 328 Undocumented Filipinos in Malaysia urged to go home PhilStar/Agencies MANILA Undocumented Filipinos in Malaysia are encouraged to take advantage of the Malaysian government's voluntary deportation programme before the month ends. An estimated 400,000 .. Philippine Navy to make historic first port call to Russia MANILA The Philippine Navy will soon make its historic first port call to Russia, Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed. "We're just reciprocating their gestures. They visited us twice," he told reporters .. 13 burnt to death after bus-digger collision in Nigeria LAGOS Thirteen people burnt to death when a bus burst into flames after a head-on collision with a digger near Nigeria's oil hub of Port Harcourt, police said on Friday. "A pail loader (digger) skidded off the road and .. 10 killed in botched bank heists in Nigeria LAGOS Armed robbers killed at least 10 people, including a policeman, when they raided a police station and two banks in southern Nigeria, police said on Friday. The incident, which took place on Thursday in Igarra in Edo .. Probe after Tokyo medical school excludes women TOKYO Japan on Friday launched an unprecedented probe into gender discrimination at all the nation's medical universities after a Tokyo medical school admitted to altering the entrance test results of female .. 10 dead in east Congo Ebola flare-up BENI Ten people have died in an outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a toll issued Friday that said 27 other deaths were suspected to be Ebola-related. Forty-four confirmed and probable .. Kenyan parliament rejects call to probe ministers over sugar imports NAIROBI Kenyan lawmakers have rejected a report by two parliamentary committees that recommended the finance minister and a cabinet colleague be investigated over their handling of sugar imports, local newspapers .. Death toll from Indonesia quake climbs over 320 REUTERS PEMANANG, Indonesia THE death toll from a huge 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Lombok island has climbed to more than 320, officials said on Friday, even as relief efforts picked up pace.| The ..