PRIME MINISTER Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday filed a Constitutional Court election petition calling for the nullification of last Wednesday presidential election arguing there were a number of irregularities among them vote buying by President Robert Mugabe.
Tsvangirai in his application filed by his lawyer Chris Mhike cites his main rival Mugabe, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede as respondents.
Tsvangirai among other reasons said Mugabe bribed voters with food and household items, which is a breach of the electoral laws. He also said the voters roll was in shambles and the Registrar General had failed to release a consolidated and up to date roll to him before the poll.
Mhike said, “We have now filed our petition with the courts and we wait to hear from them how strong our case is. We trust that the Lord Justices will consider this application and come to a just decision.”
MDC-T spokesman Douglas Mwonzora said Mugabe and his wife, Grace, had bribed the electorate with ‘food and flasks and kettles during the campaign period’.
The court is expected to make a final decision on the matter within fourteen days according to the new constitution.
The court application stops the inauguration of Mugabe which was slated for Monday until the matter has been finalised.