Elections on July 31 - Court

HARARE - 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, Chidyausiku dismissed Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s application, which had been consolidated with that of Welshman Ncube, Nixon Nyikadzino and Maria Phiri.

All the applicants were seeking an extension of the election date.

“For the avoidance of doubt, elections should be held by the 31st of July in terms of a proclamation issued by the President of Zimbabwe and in compliance of an order of this court,” said Chidyausiku.

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Comments (11)

Lets go and vote Bob out

Haruna - 4 July 2013

Tsvangirai usatya. Tinokuvhotera bedzi.

james - 4 July 2013

About time people vote Bob out comprehensively. Surely this Mugabe circus must stop and Zimbabwe move on. We cannot have a 90 year old geriatric misquedering as a president of a country. This is out last change to confine these evil people to annuals of history. What is ZANU going to offers apart from stealing diamonds by Dumbuguru , Chiwenga and co?

Smart - 4 July 2013

If sekuru had taken heed of SADCs advice-resolution and asked for more time the court result was going to be obvious-an extension

Suluman - 4 July 2013

If sekuru had taken heed of SADCs advice-resolution and asked for more time the court result was going to be obvious-an extension

Suluman - 4 July 2013

I suspect the reason why 31 July was not extended is because the voters' roll is in shambles making it easy to manipulate a victory for Zanu-PF.

Gondobwe - 4 July 2013

Rise and Fall of IDI AMINI DADA what happen to Judges who do not follow orders "Take them away'. And do you expect anything outside the will of a Dictator. How was Chidyausiku and company became the so called Con Court Judges? What happened to C J GUBBY AFTER HE RULED AGAINST MUGABE. Fired!!? FOOD FOR THOUGHT. ZIMBABWEANS, The highest court is just another institution like the Military which is badly influenced politically. They are part of the regime (Look at how Chinamasa manipulates courts since being a Justice Minister) Highest Court NEED REFORM FOR A BETTER Zimbabwe. (Q? How many cases of political nature are pending since Chidyausiku was appointed C J. Most even lost relevance with time) LETS GO VOTE MILLIONS WITH THAT IN MIND. They are advocating for a disputed vote and AGAIN THEY WILL BE CALLED TO SILENCE US BY THESE DUBIOUS RULINGS PLUNGING THE COUNTRY AGAIN INTO MISERY YET THEMSELVES ARE ON A DIAMOND PAY ROLE SITING PRETTY.

ZISO - 5 July 2013

It was obvious the Con court would uphold the declaration. There is only three weeks to the finishing line. I suggest we all go and register/ inspect the voters roll so our vote can count. Don't use this on-line registration, it's subject to manipulation. Come election day, your name doesn't appear anywhere and you have no physical proof of having registered or inspected. Remember who is in charge of the election machinery.

Mwanawevhu - 5 July 2013

Morgan be strong, its not you who will vote Zanu PF out. Leave the ball in our hands. Takabvamo muZanu PF. Kurovava mwana kunoita kuti akuvenge zvachose. Machinja ngatinovhotai muhuwandu hwedu.

Shoshito - 5 July 2013

The Daily News is not a serious newspaper. It supports the MDC-T without reason. Any mature reader knows that President Mugabe is better advised that the semi-literate Tsvangirai who is surrounded by counterfeit lawyers and quack soothsayers. My advise to all well-meaning MDC-T supporters is that they should see facts for what they are. Do not dream.

Rabison Nyundo - 5 July 2013

Rabison you are right. Daily News you must not mislead readers. MDC must campaign and ask people to go out in numbers to vote out this regime. This time its one time.

Rugare - 5 July 2013

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