Zimbabwean court dismisses opposition party’s appeal

A Zimbabwe magistrate court has tossed out an appeal by the largest opposition party after police blocked their much-anticipated pre-election campaign rally.

The gathering, where the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) was expected to formally launch its election manifesto, was the sixth to be unlawfully disrupted in a week, according to the party.

Magistrate Maria Msika upheld the police ban at an urgent sitting ruling that the CCC failed to notify the police on time.

Reacting to the court’s decision, opposition lawyer Agency Gumbo the ruling showed there is an uneven playing ground in this election as he slammed the selective application of the law.