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MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa says they are going to be challenging a number of election results after the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission declared Emmerson Mnangagwa as the winner of the just ended elections.
This is an indispensable part of the new Zimbabwe. It is non-negotiable and will not change. We won the election freely and fairly, and have nothing to hide or fear. Anyone is free to address the media at any time (2/2)— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) August 3, 2018
This is an indispensable part of the new Zimbabwe. It is non-negotiable and will not change. We won the election freely and fairly, and have nothing to hide or fear. Anyone is free to address the media at any time (2/2)
Zimbabwe's opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on Friday insisted that
he won the country's landmark election, calling the official results
"fraudulent, illegal, illegitimate and characterised by serious
"We won this election and we are ready to form
the next government," Chamisa told a press conference, after President
Emmerson Mnangagwa of the ruling Zanu-PF was declared victor with 50.8%of the vote. - AFP
Journalists are asking Chamisa to share proof of rigging and how he will "fight" Mnangagwa who has police and military on his side
Chamisa: You may think that. We have institutions that support the will of the people
He Continues with the claim that ZEC rigged results and refuses to allow them to verify
Questions and answer session now. A journalist asks what MDC makes of an independent tally by an NGO observer group which corroborates ZEC results.
Chamisa says he doesn’t know what the journalist is talking about. Sticks to his original figure. Has political reasons for not giving final figure
Chamisa claims MDC results show he had 2.3 million votes and Mnangagwa under 2 million
That gives him 56% and Mnangagwa 44%
Chamisa thanks Zimbabweans for voting and being tolerant. It’s not easy. Even with their bastardizing we managed to score 2 million votes
He thanks journalists for the coverage
Zimbabwe's president says the scenes of riot police dispersing
journalists waiting for an opposition briefing "have no place in our
"President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Twitter says authorities
are "urgently investigating" the events as journalists awaited
opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, who has rejected the results of
Monday's election. - AP
Zimbabwean riot police with batons and shields are now leaving after
breaking up a press conference by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, who
has alleged rigging of the presidential election.
away reporters without explanation but ruling party officials are now
urging reporters to attend the briefing. There is no sign of Chamisa. - AP
MDC supporters are now dancing and chanting around the police truck as police get on and then off again.
The public order act prohibits political gatherings. Police don’t seem to be acting. There is a host of local and international journalists on scene - Carien du Plessis
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