Zimbabwe’s highest court has thrown a bid by the main opposition MDC Alliance to annul President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in the heavily disputed 30 July election.
MDC Alliance candidate Nelson Chamisa rejected Mr. Mnangagwa’s victory, saying the poll had been rigged.
Delivering the verdict of Zimbabwe’s highest court, Chief Justice Luke Malaba called allegations of ballot-tampering “bold and unsubstantiated”.
It was Zimbabwe’s first election since long-time leader Robert Mugabe was ousted from power last year.
Two days after the vote, at least six people were killed in clashes between security forces and MDC Alliance supporters, who alleged that party leader Nelson Chamisa had been robbed of victory.
The streets around the Constitutional Court in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, were cordoned off by security officers to prevent a repeat of the violence seen after the fiercely contested election, reports the BBC’s Shingai Nyoka from the city.