Emmerson Mnangagwa wins Zimbabwe Presidential Elections
President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zanu-PF - Zimbabwe's ruling party, was declared the winner of the first Presidential Elections without the former's successor, Robert Mugabe.
Harare: 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 report, 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 riggings 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.
Meanwhile, during the raids, MDC spokesperson Nkululeko Sibanda expressed confidence in his party's victory.
Thank you Zimbabwe!— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) August 2, 2018
I am humbled to be elected President of the Second Republic of Zimbabwe.
Though we may have been divided at the polls, we are united in our dreams.
This is a new beginning. Let us join hands, in peace, unity & love, & together build a new Zimbabwe for all! pic.twitter.com/FbdrixAktR
"We have collated results from the 80% of the polling stations that we're allowed to do so and we're very clear that we're going to win. There is no way with the 20 per cent they are going to win. If the result is such that if we didn't win, then certainly it's not the reflection of what the people of Zimbabwe did on the 30th," Sibanda said.
Mnangagwa had taken over Zanu PF after he aided in a military coup against Mugabe, who had been the President of Zimbabwe since 1987, although many still consider him to be Mugabe's man as he has served the former for over 40 years. (ANI)