Photos: Post election violence in Zimbabwe as voters await results


A supporter of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party (MDC) of Nelson Chamisa wears ...
A supporter of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party (MDC) of Nelson Chamisa wears a cone as they block a street in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

In Summary

  • Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa however said the violence was meant to disrupt the presidential election.
  • According to him, the leadership of the opposition MDC party was to blame for those who were killed and injured.
  • Mnangagwa said that MDC should remove its supporters from the streets, Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation said.

Zimbabwe opposition leader’s spokesman Nkululeko Sibanda has said the army’s reaction in quelling violence in the capital was disproportionate and unjustified.

At least three people were killed in Harare as soldiers opened fire to disperse opposition supporters who took to the streets after the election results were announced.

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They accused the ruling party of trying to rig Monday’s presidential election, witnesses said.

However, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the violence was meant to disrupt this week’s presidential election.

According to him, the leadership of the opposition MDC party was to blame for those who were killed and injured.

“We hold the opposition MDC Alliance and its whole leadership responsible for this disturbance of national peace, which was meant to disrupt the electoral process,” Mnangagwa said.

Mnangagwa said that MDC should remove its supporters from the streets, State broadcaster ZBC.

Protestors in Harare on Wednesday. Photo/CNN
Protestors in Harare, Zimbabwe on Wednesday. Photo/CNN
Zimbabwe post election violence. Photo/CNN
Zimbabwe post election violence. Photo/CNN
Zimbabwe post election violence. Photo/CNN
Zimbabwe post election violence. Photo/CNN

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