Court orders recount of Mt Pleasant ballots

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HARARE – Justice Chinembiri Bhunu, sitting as a judge of the Electoral Court, yesterday ordered by consent the opening of all ballot boxes and election materials for the Mt Pleasant’s National Assembly election held on July 31.

The order follows a court application by the MDC candidate, Jameson Timba, pursuant to the elections court petition that he filed to have the election held in Mt Pleasant, Harare set aside for reasons of electoral malpractices and irregularities.

The order by Justice Bhunu says the inspection will be done at the High Court from 10:00 hours on October 31 to end of day on November 8.

Commenting on the outcome of  Electoral Court ruling, Timba said this was “a first small step towards getting justice for the bona fide residents of Mt Pleasant constituency”.

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