Zimbabwe's leader pleads for peace amid protests

2018-08-01 15:51
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa.  (Markus Schreiber, AP)

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa. (Markus Schreiber, AP)

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Zimbabwe's president is warning against making "provocative statements" as hundreds of angry opposition supporters protest in the capital and riot police fire tear gas. "Now is the time for responsibility and above all peace," President Emmerson Mnangagwa says on Twitter.

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European Union and US election observers are warning about the delay in announcing the presidential results and urge their release as soon as possible.

The electoral commission says it will advise "sometime tomorrow" when it will begin announcing those results. It has five days from Monday's vote to release them.

The lead EU observer points out that the presidential results were counted first and wonders why they are being announced last.

Meanwhile, opposition challenger Nelson Chamisa is again claiming victory over Mnangagwa and says on Twitter that "No amount of results manipulation will alter your WILL.

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