Zimbabwe Court Upholds July 31 Election Date

Zimbabwe’s top court says the country’s presidential election will go ahead as planned on July 31.

The Southern African Development Community has pressured Zimbabwe to delay the vote amid concerns about funding, organization and intimidation by security forces that favor President Robert Mugabe.

But the chief justice of the Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that the poll should take place July 31, in line with a proclamation by Mugabe and an earlier court order.

Mugabe’s …