Harare – MDC Alliance chairperson Morgen Komichi has requested for V11 forms from nine constituencies from which the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) relied on when they announced the election results among other particulars for his trial to kickstart.
Komichi (54), who is represented by Obey Shava stands accused of attempting to disrupt the announcement of presidential election results.
Through his lawyer, Komichi has requested for police diaries and minutes from a meeting held on July 25.
“We are making an application for a court order directing the State to furnish us with the requested particulars and we will be filling our submissions on Thursday, October 25.”
The state led by Prosecutor Michael Reza told the court that they were opposed to the submissions indicating that they were irrelevant.
“The accused person should defend himself in line with the charge that he is facing and it has nothing to do with V11 forms.
“The State is ready for trial, we have a room set aside with all the necessary equipment for the viewing of a video footage in which the accused person interrupted the elections proceedings.”
Komichi appeared before Harare Magistrate Elisha Singano. He is charged under Section 186 of the Electoral Act (Chapter 2.13).
The State alleges that on August 2, Komichi was at a Harare Hotel where ZEC was announcing the July 30 presidential election results.
After a break, Komichi went to the podium reserved for commissioners, grabbed the microphone and announced that the MDC Alliance rejected the results.
Komichi said ZEC had not followed due process when announcing the results.