Heroes Day, Defence Forces Day to go ahead in Zim despite electoral issues

Zanu-PF official during a briefing
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ZANU-PF Chief Organiser Engelbert Rugeje says the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance court challenge will not stop the celebrations for ‘Heroes Day’ and ‘Defence Forces Day’ which fall on Monday and Tuesday.

ZANU-PF has also told the media in the capital Harare that it remains confident that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s inauguration will go ahead.

The inauguration, scheduled for this weekend, was postponed after the main opposition party, the MDC Alliance, lodged a legal challenge to last week’s election results.

The MDC  alleges widespread irregularities.

On Friday, the MDC Alliance submitted papers to the Constitutional Court just before close of business.

This led to the postponement of the inauguration of President-elect Emmerson Mnagagwa which was scheduled for Sunday.

ZANU-PF’s legal team is currently working on submitting the reply to the Constitutional Court. The party believes Mnangagwa will finally be inaugurated as Zimbabwe’s head of state as they say the MDC Alliance does not have a case.

ZANU-PF legal Secretary Paul Mangwana says they have sufficient legal minds to meet the MDC squarely in court.