OVERVIEW: Emmerson Mnangagwa declared winner in disputed Zimbabwe presidential election

2018-08-02 00:45

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has won the country's landmark election, in an outcome set to fuel fraud allegations, as security forces patrolled the streets to prevent protests.

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03 Aug 01:14

03 Aug 00:56

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former ally of Robert Mugabe, won the country's landmark election, results showed early Friday, in an outcome set to fuel fraud allegations as security forces patrolled the streets to prevent protests.

Mnangagwa won 50.8% of the vote, ahead of Nelson Chamisa of the opposition MDC party on 44.3%, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission said, declaring Mnangagwa as the winner. - AFP


03 Aug 00:52

Opposition MDC spokesperson Morgan Komichi on has denounced Zimbabwe election results, saying the count was "fake".

"The results that have been announced have not been verified by us... so the results are fake," said Komichi, before he was removed by police from the stage at the official results announcement in Harare. - AFP


03 Aug 00:47
Emmerson Mnangagwa has been declared the winner of the 2018 presidential election

03 Aug 00:36
Party officials in the room cheere as the final result is read

03 Aug 00:35
In Mashonaland West, Chamisa received 217 732 votes and Mnangagwa received 312 958 votes

03 Aug 00:29
And the commissioners take their seats

03 Aug 00:28
Komichi is removed by security

03 Aug 00:28
Komichi says  results are supposed to be verified and the process was not followed

03 Aug 00:28
MDC chair Morgan Komichi makes an intervention as ZEC prepares to announce results from the last province

03 Aug 00:16
Mnangagwa has 53% of the votes counted and Chamisa has 47% of the votes so far

02 Aug 23:49

A win for Mnangagwa is expected to leave Zimbabwe with deep political divisions, worsened by deadly rioting in the capital.

The death toll from street clashes Wednesday rose to six, with 14 injured, police said, and 18 people were arrested at the offices of the main opposition party amid tensions over a vote that was supposed to restore trust in Zimbabwe after decades of rule by Robert Mugabe.

There were conflicting accounts of who was responsible for the bloodshed in the capital of Harare, which followed opposition protests of alleged vote-rigging.

Police tried to disperse angry crowds with tear gas and water cannons, and then soldiers fired live rounds. While the military has been criticised for the crackdown, police spokesperson Charity Charamba blamed rioters, saying some were drunk and that they destroyed eight cars and 22 shops.

At least 4 000 opposition supporters, some carrying iron bars and stones, were "besieging" downtown Harare, she said. - AP


02 Aug 23:36

Emmerson Mnangagwa of the ruling Zanu-PF party took a significant lead in Zimbabwe's presidential election race on Thursday, ahead of his main opponent Nelson Chamisa of the opposition MDC party, according to official results.

With nine out of ten provinces declared, Mnangagwa had 2 147 505 votes to Chamisa's 1 929 704, according to tallies from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission. - AFP


02 Aug 23:29
The difference is 217 801 votes in Mnangagwa's favour. Mashonaland West has 611 751 registered voters and it is a Zanu-PF stronghold.

02 Aug 23:27
Here is a summary of the results

02 Aug 23:15

ZEC has just finished announcing results from nine provinces.

Results from Mashonaland province will be announced in an hour's time, according to the ZEC chairperson, Priscilla Chigumba


02 Aug 23:08
In Manicaland, Chamisa received 296 429 votes and Mnangagwa received 292 938 votes

02 Aug 23:03
In the Midlands province, Chamisa received 255 059 votes and Mnangagwa received 350 754 votes

02 Aug 22:59
In Mashonaland Central Province, Chamisa received 97 097 votes and Mnangagwa received 366 785 votes

02 Aug 22:55
In Matebeleland North Chamisa received 137 611 votes and Mnangagwa received 111 452 votes

02 Aug 22:52
In Bulawayo Metropolitan province Chamisa received 144 160 votes and Mnangagwa received 60 168 votes 

02 Aug 22:47
In Matebeleland South, Chamisa received 90 292 votes and Mnangagwa received 107 008 votes

02 Aug 22:43
In Mashonaland East province, Chamisa received 189 024 votes and Mnangagwa received 334 617 votes

02 Aug 22:38
In Masvingo province, Chamisa received 117 196 votes and Mnangagwa got 319 073 votes

02 Aug 22:35
In Harare province, Nelson Chamisa received 548 848  and Emmerson Mnangagwa got 204 710 votes

02 Aug 22:34
Chigumba says results from one province are still outstanding, so only nine provinces will be announced now. The other province coming later

02 Aug 22:32
Justice Chigumba is now reading presidential results for provinces, starting with Harare province.

02 Aug 22:30
Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Justice Priscilla Chigumba, has just finished announcing the Senate chiefs for all the provinces.

02 Aug 22:21
Commissioners are now announcing outstanding proportional results

02 Aug 22:18
The press conference kicks off with the National Anthem - Carien du Plessis

02 Aug 22:17
Electoral officials are now taking their seats at the table in front  of a room in the elections results centre in Harare which is packed with journalists and cameras to announce the results - Carien du Plessis

02 Aug 22:14
Some bars were ordered to close early and people told to go home? - Carien du Plessis

02 Aug 22:01

The ZEC commissioner has just walked into the Rainbow Towers where the presidential vote results are expected to be released - Carien du Plessis 


02 Aug 21:37
Zimbabwean opposition party Movement for Democratic Change Alliance president Nelson Chamisa speaks on the phone as he leaves after a press conference in Harare. (AFP)

02 Aug 21:04

Zimbabwe's president says international election observers have told him they are "disappointed with the events of yesterday" that left at least six people dead.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa tells the state broadcaster the observers met with him and expressed their concerns about Wednesday's chaos in the capital when the military dispersed opposition supporters with gunfire. - AP



02 Aug 20:18

In brief:

The ruling party and the main opposition group both declared on Thursday they won Zimbabwe's presidential election ahead of an imminent announcement of the official result, deepening a political crisis that was worsened by deadly rioting in the capital.

The death toll from street clashes Wednesday rose to six, with 14 injured, police said, and 18 people were arrested at the offices of the main opposition party amid tensions over a vote that was supposed to restore trust in Zimbabwe after decades of rule by Robert Mugabe.

There were conflicting accounts of who was responsible for the bloodshed in the capital of Harare, which followed opposition protests of alleged vote-rigging.

Police tried to disperse angry crowds with tear gas and water cannons, and then soldiers fired live rounds - AP


02 Aug 20:16

02 Aug 19:12

Watch this video in which Chamisa denies earlier claims by President Mnangagwa that he was in communication with him to discuss how to "immediately diffuse the situation".

Mnangagwa also said that "we must maintain this dialogue in order to protect the peace we hold dear".


02 Aug 19:05

02 Aug 19:04
Watch this video in which Nelson Chamisa says Wednesday's protest was not his MDC party's programme

02 Aug 18:51

Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa says police have raided opposition headquarters in the capital and seized computers, while police say 18 people in the offices were arrested.

The developments come a few hours before Zimbabwe's electoral commission is expected to start releasing the results of Monday's presidential election.

Chamisa alleges that police were looking for what he called evidence of vote-rigging, but he says the evidence already had been moved to a "safe house".

Both the opposition and ruling party have claimed victory in the presidential race, the first since the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. - AP


02 Aug 18:44
Police say the situation in the country remains tense and as such, the army will remain deployed.

02 Aug 18:43

Police say 26 suspects now arrested from Wednesday's post-election violence including an MDC official

Police say 18 of the suspects were arrested at the MDC headquarters in Harare - ZBC


02 Aug 18:41
Police say at least 22 shots were fired during protests on Wednesday, police say - according to ZBC

02 Aug 18:39
Police say they have arrested 26 people in connection with Wednesday's violence

02 Aug 18:38

Watch this video in which Chamisa is claiming victory. 

"We respect ZEC. We respect the law. But we are being abused for respecting the law. We know that we defeated Mnangagwa. In all the constituencies where his MPs were winning, Mnangagwa was losing. In all the constituencies where my MPs were not performing well, I won," he says.


02 Aug 18:34

Watch this video in which Chamisa explains why his party won't reveal its presidential election vote count according to the V11 forms of their election agents.

Chamisa says his MDC party respects ZEC and won't prematurely announce before ZEC does.


02 Aug 18:15
Police in Zimbawe have just confirmed that six people were killed in yesterday's violence

02 Aug 18:07

RECAP: The situation in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's final elections results will be announced late on Wednesday, the ZEC has confirmed, saying it has been hard at work as public pressure mounted for a speedy count.

This follows violent protests in the capital Harare that has claimed the lives of 6 people, with more than 20 taken into custody.

The army has come under criticism for its "heavy handedness" in dealing clamping down on protesters and civilians.

Search warrants for opposition leaders and others over allegedly inciting violence have also been doing the rounds.

However, MDC Alliance leader Tendai Biti indicated earlier that he consulted with police who responded that they were not aware of any warrants issued.

Meanwhile, both Zanu PF and the MDC claimed to have won the presidential vote.

The official results will be revealed at 22:00.


02 Aug 17:07

Biti claims Nelson Chamisa won Zimbabwe's presidential vote

Nelson Chamisa is the elected president of Zimbabwe, MDC Alliance leader Tendai Biti claimed at a press conference on Thursday.

He said this was based on results collected at polling stations.

"Remember when an election takes place, results are posted outside. They are called V11 forms so the election results are already announced.

"[T]he assertion by the MDC Alliance, based on our own figures, our own statistics, provided by the ZEC, Nelson Chamisa is the president. It is not an illegitimate claim."

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