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Zimbabwe opposition leader plans 'inauguration'

Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa plans his own "inauguration" on Saturday after losing disputed elections, the latest in a series of African politicians to hold a ceremony of defiance while claiming the presidency.

The rally at a stadium in the capital, Harare, will affirm Chamisa as the "duly elected president," spokesman Nkululeko Sibanda told The Associated Press.

The spokesman refused to say whether Chamisa will take an oath: "We are still working on the modalities but we will not break any laws."

A government deputy minister, Energy Mutodi, warned on Twitter that "any attempt to delegitimize gvt will not be tolerated...