$5K TO CHALLENGE ED VICTORY

MDC leader, Nerlson Chamisa will have to pay $5 000 as a security deposit when he challenges the outcome of the presidential election.

According to Practice Direction Number 1 of 2018, signed by Chief Justice Luke Malaba, the Registrar of the Electoral Court is, in terms of section 168 (3) of the Electoral Act as read with section 28 of the Electoral Regulations of 2005, required to fix an amount of security for costs being not less than the amount prescribed by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) after consultation with the Chief Justice.

“After the necessary consultations, the amount prescribed for petitions filed consequently to the 30 July 2018 harmonised elections is: (i) US$1 000 for local authority election petitions (ii) US$2 000 for National Assembly election petitions and (iii) US$5 000 for Presidential election petitions,” read the document signed by Chief Justice Malaba.

Chamisa has said he will lodge his challenge today.

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