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Zimbabwean still to set date for President-elect Mnangagwa's inauguration
Last Updated: 2018-08-07 07:02 | Xinhua
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Zimbabwean presidential spokesperson George Charamba has said the date for President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa's inauguration will be set after the government is sure that there will not be any contestation of the July 30 election result in court.

Charamba was responding to social media reports that inauguration would take place as early as Monday.

He told Monday's Herald newspaper that the delay in announcing the inauguration date was in accordance with the law.

"Government does not announce its programs through the social media. If the date has been set we will announce. How do you know that there won't be a challenge to the results? We wait for the seven days to lapse. If there is no legal challenge to the result then naturally we will announce the date," he said.

Mnangagwa won the presidential election after polling 50.8 percent of the vote against nearest rival Nelson Chamisa of the MDC-Alliance who polled 44.3 percent.

Chamisa has since disputed the result and promised to contest it in court.

According to the Constitution, any aggrieved presidential candidate may challenge the validity of an election within seven days after the date of the declaration of results.

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