Zimbabwe leader criticises riot police action

2018-08-03 15:25
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GALLERY: Zanu-PF supporters celebrate Mnangagwa's disputed win

Supporters of Zanu-PF are celebrating the results of the general election after an announcement by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission naming Emmerson Mnangagwa as winner.

Zimbabwe's president says the scenes of riot police dispersing journalists waiting for an opposition briefing "have no place in our society."

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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.

Mnangagwa was declared the winner with just over 50% of the vote.

The president says that "we won the election freely and fairly, and have nothing to hide or fear."

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