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Prof Ncube says opposition ‘shattered’ by Con-Court setback

By Bulawayo Correspondent


THE MDC Alliance was “shattered” by the Constitutional Court’s Friday ruling which upheld President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in the July 30 elections, a spokesman for the opposition coalition has said.

In a telephone interview with NewZimbabwe.com, MDC leader Professor Welshman Ncube said the ConCourt‘s ruling came as a surprise to the Alliance’s leadership and supporters.

“We are shuttered by (the) ConCourt ruling. We believe we submitted sufficient evidence to prove our case but, unfortunately, the court saw otherwise,” said Professor Ncube.

Professor Ncube, who is also the Alliance’s spokesperson, said the coalition’s leadership would meet “very soon” to map the way forward.

“We will meet as the leadership and map the way forward. We will continue to come up with programmes and policies which will uplift the suffering of the 14 million Zimbabweans,” he said.

Meanwhile, Zapu spokesperson, Iphithule Maphosa said the ConCourt ruling will not change the lives of the generality of most ordinary Zimbabweans.

“The ConCourt ruling does not mean anything for the generality of suffering Zimbabweans,” he said.

“I do not see Zanu PF government sorting out the current economic problems facing the country considering the ugly events of the elections after math where soldiers killed protesting civilians.”

Maphosa said now that Mnangagwa has been given the mandate to rule, the government should deliver on its promises, especially on the issue of devolution.