#Zimbabwe: Clashes Between Military and MDC Supporters Over Alleged Mnangagwa Rigging Scheme
Emmerson Mnangagwa's Zanu-PF Wins Majority Seats in Parliament
Zimbabwe military has reportedly shot dead a protester in the capital Harare as opposition MDC Alliance protested ‘delayed’ release of presidential election results.
The army open fire to disperse protesters who claimed their candidate Nelson Chamisa had won Monday’s poll.
The clashes started after protesters started marching to the offices of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).
Police would later respond by firing bullets, tear gas and water cannons.
The military remains deployed in Harare, an opposition stronghold.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the Zanu-PF candidate, preached calm.
“At this crucial time, I call on everyone to desist from provocative declarations and statements,” he tweeted.
“We must all demonstrate patience and maturity, and act in a way that puts our people and their safety first. Now is the time for responsibility and above all, peace.”
Earlier, MDC’s Nelson Chamisa, reiterated his earlier position on winning the poll.
“I’m humbled by the support you have given to me as a Presidential Candidate. We have won the popular vote,” tweeted Chamisa.
“You voted for total Change in this past election!We have won this one together. No amount of results manipulation will alter your WILL.”