FIDZA POLL WIN CHALLENGED

Phillip Chiyangwa's poll win is being challenged by Nkosinathi Alloys Nyamadzawo, of the MDC Alliance.
Chiyangwa was declared the National Assembly winner for Zvimba South Constituency.

Nyamadzawo said: “I am seeking an order nullifying the declaration of the respondent (Chiyangwa) as the duly elected Member of the National Assembly for Zvimba South Constituency and in consequence, that this honourable court declares that, I, your petitioner, am the duly elected candidate in the place of the respondent.”

Nyamadzawo said in the alternative, and in the event that an order nullifying Chiyangwa’s election is granted, “but the court making a finding that the corrupt or illegal practices committed by Chiyangwa and/or his agents were serious in nature and that they affected the outcome of the election in a material way and that it is impossible to declare a winner”, the court should disqualify Chiyangwa from taking part and offering himself as a candidate for the re-run of the election.

Nyamadzawo got 3 978 votes against Chiyangwa’s 11 819.

Nyamadzawo said Chiyangwa was seen buying soft drinks and beer for voters who were on their way to the polling stations and that he also intercepted voters who were on their way to Mpumbu polling station and further stockpiled maize grain in classrooms at Chikambi Primary School, with a view to entice voters.

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