Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

Army on streets as Zimbabwe awaits election results

Zimbabwe election results Could the opposition party win Zimbabwe election results Voters have taken to the polls for the first time since Mugabe was ousted
Ebony Burgess | 02 August, 2018, 15:35

Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party won the most seats in parliament, official results showed Wednesday, as the count continued in the presidential race and the opposition MDC cried foul, alleging widespread fraud.

Mugabe's successor Emmerson Mnangagwa of the ruling ZANU-PF party and Nelson Chamisa of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change were the main contenders in Monday's election.

HARARE, Zimbabwe-The party of former President Robert Mugabe took the majority of seats in Zimbabwe's parliamentary elections, officials said, but European and USA observers expressed reservations about the vote and tensions on the streets of the capital mounted.

"We have also received very confidential reports that General Chiwenga has issued an order for the assassination of President Nelson Chamisa and myself".

On the streets of the capital Harare, we found supporters and party members who were so frustrated, they could barely get the words out.

When Mugabe resigned last November, bowing to pressure from his former ally Mnangagwa and the military, observers both at home and overseas heralded Monday's general elections - which will decide presidential, parliamentary and local seats - as an opportunity for a clean slate. "They are stealing our election". "The process must be credible and transparent, then whoever wins this election, Zimbabwe can move on, and the people of Zimbabwe can be the real winners".

Even before the violence, European Union observers questioned the conduct of the presidential and parliamentary vote, the first since Mugabe's forced resignation after almost 40 years in charge of the southern African nation. The MDC Alliance claimed it had the "popular vote" and would win the presidential poll.

The party faithful had gathered at MDC headquarters in the early morning and sung, chanted and held their hands high in a collective act of protest.

Mnangagwa also took to Twitter, calling for calm and urging patience before the results were announced.

The UN and former colonial power the United Kingdom both expressed concern about the violence, in which three people were killed after troops opened fire.

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The website of the election commission, which is expected to start announcing presidential election results on Thursday, was offline after being taken out by unidentified hackers overnight.

"The strategy is meant to prepare Zim mentally to accept fake presidential results", he said, adding that he had won more votes than Mr. Mnangagwa.

Mr Mnangagwa's government, meanwhile, has accused Mr Chamisa and his supporters of inciting "violence" by already declaring he had won the election.

This has been seen as a pivotal election for Zimbabwe, with citizens expressing hope for change after years of economic malaise and political oppression under Mugabe.

Last night Biti urged the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to release the election results, claiming the delay was evidence Zanu-PF was trying to rig the poll.

The electoral commission has warned that results of the presidential first round may not be known until Friday or even Saturday and would not be released until tallies were received from all 10,985 polling stations.

Mnangagwa has called on Zimbabweans to "desist provocative declarations and statements".

It alleges that the governing Zanu-PF party has rigged Monday's elections.

MDC Alliance's Tendai Biti said there was a clear attempt by Zanu-PF to interfere "with the people's will".

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