Mnangagwa wins Zimbabwe Presidential polls

Prime News, International, Harare (Zimbabwe), August 3:- President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zanu-PF – Zimbabwe’s ruling party, was on Thursday declared the winner of the first Presidential elections without the former’s successor, Robert Mugabe.

According to reports, 50.8 per cent of the votes were garnered by Mnangagwa, beating his opponent Nelson Chamisa, the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), as confirmed by Justice Priscilla Chigumba, the chairwoman of Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.

Opposition party members were escorted out of the room where the declaration was made in light of their uproar over the results and the allegations of rigging’s levelled by them.

At least six individuals had died during clashes between Opposition supporters and security officials on Wednesday in the country’s capital city of Harare, with the United States, United Nations and the United Kingdom issuing statements of concern, while Mnangagwa demanded an independent investigation into the violence. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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