Opposition to contest Mugabe victory in court


Zimbabwe's main opposition party has said it would make a High Court appeal on Friday against President Mr Robert Mugabe's victory in elections last month.

Mr David Coltart, legal affairs secretary for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), said: "In terms of the Electoral Act, we had 30 days in which to bring the application to court. This expires on April 12 and we have been compiling evidence".

MDC leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai, who lost the widely condemned March 9th-11th poll, has accused Mr Mugabe of electoral fraud and demanded a fresh election.

Mr Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party has held talks with the MDC, but flatly ruled out a re-run of the election, saying it was free and fair.