Mnangagwa’s swearing-in was postponed pending the decision by the Constitutional Court on fraud allegations by the MDC Alliance.
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Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs Minister says post-election violence should not be “allowed to blemish the peaceful, free and credible elections” held recently.
Mnangagwa rejected considering a government of national unity, saying “not that it is a bad idea but it doesn’t assure that there is any need.”
Coupled with the unusually fraught political tension in the election run-up, this recent violence is cause for concern. Addressing these issues now could be vital in preventing violence in the future.
UK and US express concern on post-election violence in Zimbabwe. The US has gone a step further, stating that it was reviewing Zimbabwe’s election results.
Zimbabwe Victor Emmerson Mnangagwa Urges Unity While Avoiding A Runoff Election Demanded By The (MDC-T) Party Since He Won More Than 50percent Of The Votes
Zimbabwe’s incumbent Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, popularly known as the ‘Crocodile’ for his leadership of the “crocodile gang” back in the 60s and eventually for his political shrewdness, has won presidential polls.
Mnangagwa won Zimbabwe’s presidential election in poll marred by violence and fraud charges. Place to challange results in courts not streets, says Chamisa.
Zimbabweans vote in first post-coup elections. The general elections mark a turning point in the country’s political history. The spectre of Mugabe’s rule hovers over all.
Numerous countries have seen increasing attacks on core elements of democracies, including guarantees of free and fair elections