August 22, 2018 / 5:10 PM / a month ago

Zimbabwe's top court to give verdict on presidential election challenge on Friday

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s top court will on Friday rule on whether to uphold or overturn President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s July 30 election victory following a challenge by his main rival, the Chief Justice said on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: Riot police arrive at a press conference due to be addressed by opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Nelson Chamisa, ordering journalist out of the venue in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File photo

Crowds gathered around screens outside the Constitutional Court to watch as lawyers representing Mnangagwa and the main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa argued their case before nine judges.

Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Editing by James Macharia

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