MDC deputy president Morgan Komichi has maintained his not guilty stance as he told the court that the electoral proceedings were not ongoing when he took to the podium.
Komichi, gave his defence statement in court on Wednesday following the dismissal of his application at the close of the State’s case on the basis that he has a case to answer.
The court heard that Komichi never disrupted electoral proceedings because the podium was vacant as the Zimbabwe Election Commissioners led by Priscilla Chigumba had taken a break.
““When I went to the podium, there were no Zec commissioners on the stage. I did not sit on the chairperson’s chair. I just wanted my views to be heard,” he said.
“There were a number of people at the podium, including a Zanu PF
woman who nearly grabbed me by my neck. I did not disturb anyone. Even
after my announcement, it took Zec commissioners nearly an hour to
come back to the podium and resume announcing the results,” he said.
Komichi, who was attached at ZEC as the chief election agent for the MDC Alliance insisted that the results which were announced by Justice Priscilla Chigumba.
Komichi stands accused of interrupting electoral proceedings .