Zimbabwe's ruling party ZANU-PF wins majority seats in parliament

02 August, 2018, 12:15 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Police patrol outside the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission offices as opposition supporters gather in Harare Zimbabwe

"They caused massive destruction of property which includes shops and we are now assessing the extent of damage", she said, warning that such acts will be met with the full wrath of the law.

Protesters surrounded vehicles belonging to the observer missions as they passed through downtown Harare.

On Wednesday, the European Union addressed the same issue.

The President of Economics Students Association of Zimbabwe also a University of Zimbabwe student leader and ZINASU activist Treasure Bassopo is also concerned about the future of students after studies.

With the rise of reactions in the angry crowd, the security officials brought reinforcement with one police truck and several water cannon trucks kept a watchful eye but did not interfere.

Scores of his supporters who had been burning tyres in the streets attacked riot police near the electoral commission headquarters.

Military tanks rolled into the city centre, with helicopters hovering over, leading to fatal clashes, as they sealed off the MDC-T and MDC Alliance headquarters.

Charamba said the troops were deployed at the request of police who could not cope with the violence, and will remain under police command.

Some local and worldwide independent newspapers put the number of deaths at three amid reports of skirmishes between the police, members of the Zimbabwe national army and other security agents in the capital, Harare.

"It is unfortunate that this election has descended into bloodshed, which could have been avoided if security forces had exercised restraint against protesters", the London-based human rights organization said.


"So I have yet to learn why they will be released last", he added, urging the electoral commission to release the results as fast as possible and for each individual polling station.

"This is a spontaneous reaction of the people of Zimbabwe to a flawed election that has just taken place", he said.

ZEC has denied any wrong doing, noting that it is impossible to rig elections in Zimbabwe. "This was a free expression of the people's will." . "We have won this one together". Numerous protesters tried to get into the National Results Centre (NRC). He also alleged that the ruling party had bribed voters in rural areas.

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. "He threatened to shut down Harare", Masimirembwa said.

The 40-year-old lawyer and pastor tweeted: "Zec seeks to release results to buy time & reverse the people's presidential election victory".

He's laying the loss of life, at the MDC's door.

Mnangagwa ordered the MDC Alliance leadership to remove its violent supporters from the streets. Police have been blamed for using live bullets on opposition protesters. It read as follows: "The United States Embassy in Harare is deeply concerned by events unfolding in Harare".

"For Zimbabwe to embrace democracy and move on from the past, such practices must stop", the team's chief observer, Elmar Brok, said in a statement released Wednesday.

Speaking to 263Chat, Dr Victor Chimhutu leader of Zimbabwe Yadzoka, a local democracy pressure group said Zanu PF domination in parliament without the support of the majority spells a bleak future for the country. "Violence can not be part of that process", it concluded.

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