Zimbabwe issues prosecution warning after opposition claims poll win

2018-07-31 20:31
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Zimbabwe's government warned election candidates on Tuesday they faced prosecution and jail for prematurely announcing results of landmark polls after the main opposition MDC party said it had won.

"As a government we have noted with concern the actions and conduct of some political party leaders... who are openly declaring that they will announce results irrespective of provisions of the law," said Home Affairs Minister Obert Mpofu at a media briefing in Harare.

"I am sure no one wants to provoke the wrath of the law and risk being sent to jail."

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