Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku on Thursday ruled that elections should proceed on July 31. In a unanimous decision by a panel of nine Constitutional Court judges.
Both President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai had asked for the elections to be postponed.
Chidyausiku dismissed Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s application, which had been consolidated with that of Welshman Ncube, Nixon Nyikadzino and Maria Phiri. Enter the three characters from the image on the right.
"For the avoidance of doubt, elections should proceed on the 31st of July in terms of the proclamation by the president of Zimbabwe in compliance with the order of this court," Chief Justice Godfrey
Chidyausiku said. Mr Tsvangirai accepted the ruling, his spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka said,
"Since the court has ruled, it means we have to go by that date" said Tamborinyoka
Last month, MDC said the voters roll was in a shambles and the votes could be rigged