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Calls for Ramaphosa to intervene in Zim's post-election unrest

At least three people are dead following post-election violence in Zimbabwe on Wednesday.

Police and military were allegedly attacking opposition supporters in the streets of Harare.

Chaos broke in the capital after rumours Zanu PF had won the majority of parliamentary seats.

Former Zimbabwean cabinet minister David Coltart says despite Robert Mugabe's fall from power, some things remain the same in Zimbabwe and this presidential election is proof to that.

Read: Zim politicians encouraged to accept outcome of election results

Robert Mugabe was just pushed to the side, but they have never changed their nature, they've been absolutely consistent.

David Coltart, Former Zimbabwean cabinet minister

They realised that they needed to have an election to restore their legitimacy but now that has failed we starting to see their true colours.

David Coltart, Former Zimbabwean cabinet minister

MDC Alliance President Nelson Chamisa declared victory before the election results announcement with other politicians accusing him of causing the unrest from MDC supporters.

But Coltart says Chamisa is alone in his celebrations since most politicians claim victory before results are out. He

The reality is that politicians, the world over say that they have won elections so that is nothing unusual. If Nelson Chamisa made any mistake, it was perhaps assuming that Emmerson Mnangagwa has changed.

David Coltart, Former Zimbabwean cabinet minister

I know you've got many issues in South Africa, but President Ramaphosa is the key person to get engaged in this. South Africa has more influence over the affairs of Zimbabwe than any other country and he needs to send a direct message...

David Coltart, Former Zimbabwean cabinet minister

To hear the rest of the conversation with David Coltart, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Calls for Ramaphosa to intervene in Zim's post-election unrest


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