By Nevson Mpofu
Constitutional Court HIGH COURT Judge Luke Malaba has declared Emmerson Dambidzo Mnangagwa as the winner of the 30 July 2018 Election. This election became tragic after MDC Alliance boycotted its perceived outcome that ZANU PF would be the ultimate winner.
This however led to political violence by MDC Alliance members who then threatened to burn Zimbabwe Electoral Commission before election announcement .According to the constitution, the results are announced in a period of 5 days after the last day of elections.
MDC Alliance boycotted this showing its lack of respect, dignity and integrity. The President Elect his Excellency Emmerson Mnangagwa listened to the concerns of MDC Alliance after they sent their petition to Constitutional Court a few days after his election victory.
In his ruling after dismissing the petition filed by MDC Alliance , Judge Malaba cited that MDC Alliance had no Primary evidence but in-fact they had secondary evidence .
‘’The Complaint in this respect, MDC Alliance had secondary evidence not Primary evidence. We rely on primary evidence as Constitutional Court . Primary evidence gives full details in practice.
‘’In-fact in truth there is no evidence that the election was rigged. Its only that MDC Alliance was working on information picked up from the people who gave them what they heard as well .
High Court Judge Malaba also elucidated that it is not the duty of the accused person that is Emmerson Mnangagwa to produce evidence of the stolen election in respect to such cases .This has been the nag of MDC Alliance in their complaint.
‘’It is not the duty of the accused that is Emmerson Mnangagwa to produce evidence of the stolen election. The only sitting to do this is the court , he said
However, Judge Malaba urged people to remain calm and in the atmosphere of peace. He said the nation must go on as usual .European Union in its statement today said all the political stakeholders must sit down and talk on Electoral Reforms and best how the country must be run .
‘’As the European Union, we urge the people to remain calm in peace and traquility. We want all parties to be engaged for peace talks and move into the path of business.
‘’Democracy, social justice and peace must prevail in the country. Let us see to it that there is a new Zimbabwe built by people who have a piece of peace in mind. He said.
EU is still in the country. It is represented by France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania , Spain , Sweden and UK .