The attention of the world will focus on Zimbabwe today when the Constitutional Court (Concourt) receives the petition from MDC Alliance leader Mr Nelson Chamisa in a live broadcast in his attempt to win the victory of President Mnangagwa in the harmonized elections of 30 July to destroy.
In this process the court will color its own piece of history, since it is the live broadcasts of Mashonganyika Building on the television and radio of Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), to which the rights have been granted.
Since then, ZBC has invited local and international broadcasters interested in a link to their live feed to sign up.
It will also be historic in the sense that the court will deal with such a petition for the second time after it was called in 2013 to intervene when the late MDC-T leader, Mr Morgan Tsvangirai, won the victory of former President Robert Mugabe disputed.
Tsvangirai later tried to withdraw his petition, but the concourt ruled that the Constitution had ordered an election request as soon as it had been deposited and disposed of, leaving no room for withdrawal.
The Concourt then ruled that the presidential elections on 31 July 2013 were in accordance with the laws of Zimbabwe and in particular with the Constitution of Zimbabwe and the Elections Act [Chapter 2:13].
It also decided that the elections were free, fair and credible.
"Consequently, the result of that election is a true reflection of the free will of the people of Zimbabwe who voted," it said.
The court also ruled that Mr Mugabe had been appropriately elected President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and declared him the winner of the election.
Mr Tsvangirai's petition was rejected by ordinary costs.
This time and in the new spirit of opening up the democratic space in Zimbabwe, the Concourt has continued to offer people the opportunity to follow the procedure live from anywhere in the world.
Mr Chamisa challenges President Mnangagwa's victory in the harmonized elections, in which the president raised 50.8 per cent of the total presidential election, compared to 44.3 per cent.
Zanu-PF also picked more than two-thirds in the National Assembly.
Nine judges of the Apex court led by Chief Judge Luke Malaba will hear the petition.
For the past two days, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) was in the process of accrediting those who were allowed to sit in court and set up a tent for people who will follow the procedure outside the court.
ZBC was also busy setting up its machines at the court to guarantee a good live broadcast.
In an interview yesterday, veteran Harare lawyer David Hofisi gave his analysis of the lawyers involved in the petition.
"In Lewis Uriri (for President Mnangagwa) and Thabani Mpofu (for Mr. Nelson Chamisa) we have two titans in the legal field, and it's just as exciting as any other match," he said.
"ZEC's lawyer, Tawanda Kanengoni, is also very well-founded and experienced in this kind of dispute and his papers show that he has a lot of confidence in the details of election-related disputes."
Mr Hofisi continued: "It seems that we all consider the authoritative requirements of housing, the time needed to serve and content, the minimum standard of non-compliance to be sufficient to reverse an election result, the crux of the case will be. "
President Mnangagwa says that there is no valid election request that challenges his victory in the July 30 election.
To defend his victory, President Mnangagwa, who wants to raise some preliminary objections to the petition, argues that the petition was a clear abuse of trial in court that should not be dealt with by the honorable court.
Lawyers Uriri and Thembinkosi Magwaliba, President Mnangagwa, state, according to his lawyers, that there is no valid election request to the court to justify the invalidation of the results of the poll.
& # 39; & # 39; The applicant (Mr Chamisa) did not impose this application for the bona fide purpose of disregarding the outcome of the presidential election of 30 July 2018, "he said.
"The intention was to postpone my inauguration as the appropriately elected President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and to make political statements before the court.
& # 39; & # 39; This is evident from the fact that the petition does not comply with the rules of the honorable court and the constitution. & # 39;
President Mnangagwa also wants the court to condemn Mr Chamisa for the childish way in which he has prosecuted the application.
With this in mind, the president wants the highest court in the country to reject the petition and confirm the winner of the presidential poll.
A dismissal decision, said the president in his opposition papers, was appropriate given that the petition was plagued with flagrant procedural irregularities.
In response to Mr Chamisa's request, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) and its president Justice Priscilla Chigumba also say that the petition is "deadly and incurable defect" to destroy the results.
The electoral body, represented by its lawyers Nyika, Kanengoni and Partners, supported President Mnangagwa's assertion that no valid application was made by the leader of the MDC alliance before the court.
The body stated that the petition was not only not in accordance with the judicial rules, but that it was an incomplete report to invalidate the petition.
"His (Mr Chamisa) application is therefore fatal and incurable and must be removed from the role," Justice Chigumba said.
She argued that Chamisa's allegations of malpractice were unfounded, since the MDC alliance's founding documents did not prove to be an irregularity, apart from the allegation of allegations.
"The applicant's conclusion of this bald allegation is that the election committee triggered the presidential election without evidence to show the alleged rig," Justice Chigumba said.
The head lawyer of Mr. Chamisa, Adv Mpofu, wants the Constitutional Court to put aside the victory of President Mnangagwa and claims that the official presidential results announced by ZEC are not credible.
He wants Mr Chamisa to be declared the winner of the election or a new election.