August 10, 2018 / 4:22 PM / 3 months ago

Zimbabwe Mnangagwa inauguration deferred after court challenge-justice minister

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa looks on as he gives a media conference at the State House in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi said President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s inauguration that had been set for Sunday had been deferred after opposition leader Nelson Chamisa challenged presidential election results in court.

“It will no longer happen. For now it has been stayed pending determination of the court challenge,” Ziyambi said.

Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Editing by Tiisetso Motsoeneng

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