Zimbabwe court to rule on election challenge

Zimbabwe`s highest court says it will rule on Tuesday on a legal battle over disputed elections that gave President Robert Mugabe a landslide victory.

Last Updated: Aug 19, 2013, 21:26 PM IST

Harare: Zimbabwe`s highest court says it will rule on Tuesday on a legal battle over disputed elections that gave President Robert Mugabe a landslide victory.
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai had withdrawn a legal challenge to the July 31 vote as a protest, saying state officials had refused to hand over voters` lists and other information that would have proven his allegations of widespread fraud.

But officials say Zimbabwe`s Constitutional Court today heard demands by Mugabe`s attorneys for a hearing to go ahead anyway, apparently reflecting the president`s confidence that the court will throw out the case.

Mugabe, who has been in power since 1980, appoints the nation`s judges.

PTI