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Mnangagwa reaches out to Chamisa

HARARE, August 2  ‑ Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has on Thursday, reached out to his MDC Alliance opponent Nelson Chamisa regarding the prevailing tense situation in the country. “We have been in communication with Nelson Chamisa to discuss how to immediately diffuse the situation, and we must maintain this dialogue in order to protect the […]

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Rubber bullets as demonstrations break out in Harare over election results

HARARE, August 1 ‑ Protests have broken out in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, with opposition MDC Alliance supporters protesting the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and the election results released so far, while the police are responding with rubber bullets and water canons. The opposition supporters argue that the electoral body is releasing the results of the […]

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ZEC warns against premature announcements of results

HARARE, July 31 – Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba warned against premature announcements of the results and that so far the commission had received returns from four provinces and was awaiting results from the remaining six. Chigumba said Zec had received returns from Masvingo (60,62% voter turn-out), Midlands (75%), Harare (70%) and […]

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Military influenced Zimbabwe voters – legal think tank

JOHANNESBURG, July 31  – Legal think-tank, Veritas warned that the military would have a strong influence over the way people voted in Zimbabwe’s general elections on Monday. However, top military officials have publicly declared that they would recognise the presidential winner regardless of political affiliation, NewsDay reported on Tuesday. In its Sunday report Veritas said […]

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MDC Alliance has won Zimbabwe elections says Chamisa

JOHANNESBURG, July 31  – The MDC Alliance has won the Elections in Zimbabwe, its youthful leader Nelson Chamisa said on Tuesday and all that was left was for the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to officially announce his victory. The 40-year-old tweeted: “We now have results from the majority of over 10,000 polling stations. We’ve done exceedingly […]