HARARE – The presidential inauguration of Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa has been delayed amid a court challenge over his election victory.
Zimbabwe’s Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi said Sunday’s ceremony has been delayed after Nelson Chamisa, leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) launched a legal bid to overturn last month’s presidential election result.
“It will no longer happen. For now it has been stayed pending determination of the court challenge,” Ziyambi said.
The MDC accuses Mr Mnangagwa’s ruling ZANU-PF party of rigging the vote, the first poll since long-time president Robert Mugabe was ousted in November.