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Date:28 Mar 2013
Zimbabwe: Court Begins Hearing on Polls Date

Zimbabwe’s Judge President, George Chiweshe will today hear President Mugabe’s two urgent chamber applications seeking an extension of the March 31 by-election deadline to June 29 by which time harmonised elections should be held.

President Mugabe was last year ordered to set the by-election dates for three constituencies; Nkayi South, Bulilima East and Lupane East by March 31 following an application by Abednico Bhebhe, Njabuliso Mguni and Norman Mpofu all former MDC legislators for the constituencies in question.

President Mugabe is seeking to be excused from complying with the March 31 deadline provided harmonised elections are held by June 29, 2013.

Justice and Legal Affairs Minister Patrick Chinamasa deposed an affidavit on behalf of the President outlining the grounds on which the extension was being sought adding that President Mugabe was unable to comply with the orders considering that March 31 was fast-approaching and general elections are set to be held by June 29.


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