Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
Zimbabwean security forces and unidentified gunmen have beaten and harassed dozens of people in a crackdown on the political opposition following a disputed election, Human Rights Watch has said.
Just before announcing the results, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chief Priscilla Chigumba made a passionate plea for the country to remember the upbeat and peaceful atmosphere of polling day.
Zimbabwe's president says the scenes of riot police dispersing journalists waiting for an opposition briefing "have no place in our society."
An independent election observers group is urging the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to urgently release results from individual polling stations to allay concerns about possible irregularities in Monday's vote.
A Zimbabwean citizen says newly elected president Emmerson Mnangagwa is "the right man" as "he knows where the weaknesses are".
The streets of Zimbabwe's capital are quiet with a heavy presence of military and police after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner of Monday's election.
A lawyer in Zimbabwe says police are investigating opposition presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa and others for allegedly inciting violence.
Zimbabwe's electoral commission says it will start announcing the results of the presidential election "from 22:00"
Britain says its ambassador to Zimbabwe has met with government ministers and "made clear that the military should be removed from the streets of Harare."
This is an eye-witness account of the military crackdown on people in Harare, which the author, who is too afraid to be identified, describes as the most disturbing event witnessed.
Twenty-seven supporters of Zimbabwe's MDC opposition party have been released on bail over alleged violence at last week's post-election protests that triggered a security crackdown.
Zimbabwean riot police with batons and shields are leaving after breaking up a press conference by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, who has alleged rigging of the presidential election.
Zimbabwean police with batons and shields have broken up a press conference by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, who has alleged rigging of the presidential election.
China has urged all sides in Zimbabwe to respect the result of the presidential election which was won by a long-time Beijing ally but contested as "fake" by the opposition.
A Zimbabwean opposition supporter says the newly elected president Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory means nothing but a continuation of the “suffering” of the people of Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe's opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has dismissed what he called the "unverified fake results" of the election which handed victory to President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has ratcheted up pressure over the country's election count, saying he had won the presidential vote and that the result was being rigged.
Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is harshly criticising what he calls the "violent government" after a military crackdown on his supporters, some of whom were rioting during protests.
Zimbabwe's first elections since the removal of long-standing president Robert Mugabe turned violent when troops opened fire on protests against alleged voting fraud, killing at least three people.
Britain's minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, says she is "deeply concerned" about the deadly violence in Zimbabwe's capital and she calls on political leaders to ensure calm and restraint "at this critical moment."
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