Nelson Chamisa's Constitutional Court hearing underway as he challenges Mnangagwa's win – WATCH LIVESTREAM


There is tight security in Zimbabwe's capital on Wednesday as the Constitutional Court is set to hear the main opposition party's challenge to the results of last month's historic presidential election.

Police have barricaded the roads around the court in central Harare as tensions have risen ahead of the crucial court case which will decide if the election of President Emmerson Mnangagwa is valid.

The opposition claims the vote had "gross mathematical errors" and it seeks a fresh election or a declaration that its candidate Nelson Chamisa is the winner of the July 30 vote.

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission declared Mnangagwa narrowly won with 50.8% of the vote, avoiding a runoff. Chamisa received 44.3%, said the commission.

Chief Justice Luke Malaba spells out how the Constitutional Court hearing will proceed. There are 4 categories of participants: applicant, respondents opposing, respondents supporting, and those who want to be excused.

Follow the proceedings from the Constitutional Court as it hears Nelson Chamisa’s election petition on the results of the 2018 harmonised elections. Chamisa wants the Constitutional Court to overturn the results of the Presidential election alleging that there was collusion between the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and Zanu-PF.

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