A group of 24 people was arrested in Harare Zimbabwe following their protests after the announcement of presidential election results. The members of the defeated party appeared in court last week on Saturday and were accused of causing violence against the alleged rigging results of the presidential elections.
President Emmerson Mnanangwa was declared the winner of the polls after Mugabe’s reign. Six people lost their lives during the post-election violence in Harare.
The protesters claimed that Mnanangwa had stolen the votes of MDC leader Nelson Chamisa. There were a group of eight women and 16 men who were taken to court and accused of throwing stones, setting vehicles on fire and smashing windows.
President Mananagwa accused the opposition of causing the state of unrest and said that he would set an independent commission to scrutinize the killings.
According to Mananangwa, the elections were free, credible and fair. He, therefore, called for unity and peace which was essential for Zimbabwe’s future.
President Mananangwa also said that his opponent Chamisa was free to take the matter to court even though such a move would have a little chance of changing the results. The Zimbabwe election commission revealed that President Mananagwa won with 50.8% while Chamisa had 44.3%.
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