Zimbabwe on edge amid protest, Zanu-PF and MDC blaming each other

Zimbabwe remains on edge after post-election violence which saw at least three people dead and a lot more injured.

Violence erupted during a peaceful demonstration outside the national results centre in the capital on Wednesday after constituency results for the 2018 elections were released.

Results from the electoral commission showed Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has won the majority seats in parliament, a day after opposition party accused the agency of deliberately delaying results in Zanu-PF’s favour.

Speaking to Bongani Bingwa, Europe ZANU-PF spokesperson Nick Mangwana says the violence that happened in Zimbabwe was deliberately steered by the opposition leaders.

READ:Three dead in Zim protest, Mnangagwa lays the blame on the MDC

I think as everybody has been following the events in Zimbabwe has seen that it has been very clear that the opposition has wanted to make the country ungovernable.

Nick Mangwana, Europe ZANU-PF spokesperson

And they actually used that term, we want to make the country ungovernable if Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) pronounces any other result but our victory.

Nick Mangwana, Europe ZANU-PF spokesperson

He adds that ZEC pronounced victory for MDC Alliance in Harare and Bulawayo and Zanu-PF controls popularity in rural areas.

A representative of MDC Alliance Austin Moyo says what happened yesterday shows the true signs of the coup government exerting its force.

Throwing live ammunition onto the people that are not armed. Whatever was said, was said based not on air but on the results that ZEC was announcing.

Austin Moyo, MDC Alliance

So there has to be a tally in what is posted outside the polling stations and what is announced by ZEC. That is actually what raised temperatures because it was not in unison with what the polling stations were posting.

Austin Moyo, MDC Alliance

We live in an age of technology, as soon as the results are posted outside, the results are able to travel very quickly across all platforms, so we are basing our argument on that.

Austin Moyo, MDC Alliance

Listen below to hear what else both MDC Alliance and Zanu-PF had to say about the unrest in Zimbabwe...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Calls for Ramaphosa to intervene in Zim's post-election unrest

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

Chaos erupted in Harare following news that Zanu PF had won the majority of parliamentary seats in the National Assembly.

Three dead in Zim protest, Mnangagwa lays the blame on the MDC

Three dead in Zim protest, Mnangagwa lays the blame on the MDC

Violence erupted in the capital of Harare on Wednesday following the release of elections constituency results.

Observer missions watching the numbers as they come in #Zimelectionresults

Observer missions watching the numbers as they come in #Zimelectionresults

EWN reporter Clement Manyathela says there have been concerns raised by the Sadec and Observer AU mission about state media.

'ZEC's announcement a little bit premature'

'ZEC's announcement a little bit premature'

EWN reporter Clement Manyathela looks at what happened in the Zimbabwe elections and the Electoral Commission's press briefing.

Beware the folly of short terms gains based on cheap populism - Bongani Bingwa

Beware the folly of short terms gains based on cheap populism - Bongani Bingwa

Breakfast show host Bongani Bingwa reflects on the Zimbabwe elections.

Zim really needs peace, stability and security - Lindiwe Zulu

Zim really needs peace, stability and security - Lindiwe Zulu

International relations sub committee member and former Zimbabwean envoy, Minister Lindiwe Zulu is in Zimbabwe for the elections.

Voters turn out en masse in peaceful Zimbabwe elections

Voters turn out en masse in peaceful Zimbabwe elections

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Neville Mandimika, an Africa Strategist at Rand Merchant Bank.

Zimbabwe elections: 'They called him their new president, the mood is electric'

Zimbabwe elections: 'They called him their new president, the mood is electric'

EWN reporter Clement Manyathela says the mood in Zim was jovial at polling station where MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa voted.

Zimbabwe has started the process of free and fair elections  - analyst

Zimbabwe has started the process of free and fair elections - analyst

Political pundit Dr David Monyae discusses the free and fairness of the Zimbabwean elections.

[LISTEN] Zimbabweans head to the polls, Mugabe shifts support to MDC

[LISTEN] Zimbabweans head to the polls, Mugabe shifts support to MDC

MDC Alliance national chair Morgan Komichi and People's Democratic Party leader Tendai Biti give updates on the elections.

Zim politicians encouraged to accept outcome of election results

Zim politicians encouraged to accept outcome of election results

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority organised a peace festival in Harare on Friday in which citizens prayed for peace before, during and after the historic election.

[LISTEN] Mnangagwa confident of a Zanu-PF win come Monday

[LISTEN] Mnangagwa confident of a Zanu-PF win come Monday

As Zimbabwe prepares to head to the polls on Monday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa says elections will be free and fair.

Countdown to Zimbabwe elections

Countdown to Zimbabwe elections

It is all systems go for Zimbabweans as they prepare to head to the polls for the first time since Mugabe was outsed.

[LISTEN] Hiccups as Zimbabwe elections draws near

[LISTEN] Hiccups as Zimbabwe elections draws near

MDC secretary-general says they are unhappy with the preparations for the elections.

Zimbabwean elections ready to roll but not without controversy

Zimbabwean elections ready to roll but not without controversy

Zimbabwean elections around the corner, and President Mnangagwa's been accused of using armed forces to gain electoral advantage.

Nelson Chamisa to contest presidential elections in Zimbabwe

Nelson Chamisa to contest presidential elections in Zimbabwe

The former youth activist has been endorsed by opposition party MDC.

'Zimbawe's MDC is bigger than any individual'

'Zimbawe's MDC is bigger than any individual'

Academic Dr Ibbo Mandaza says despite the death of Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's MDC party is still a force to be reckoned with.

Popular articles
10 best business books reviewed on The Money Show in 2018

10 best business books reviewed on The Money Show in 2018

Know someone who’d appreciate a business book for Christmas? These were the best ones of the year…

ANCWL calls on the ANC to suspend Pule Mabe

ANCWL calls on the ANC to suspend Pule Mabe

ANC Women's League says Mabe must be suspended pending the outcome of a sexual harassment complaint lodged against him.

'Evidence is solid. Poor people’s money was used illegally. Shivambu benefitted'

'Evidence is solid. Poor people’s money was used illegally. Shivambu benefitted'

Ray White interviews Pauli van Wyk, an investigative journalist with Scorpio at Daily Maverick.

RMB and a paediatric surgeon from Baragwanath came together to save little lives

RMB and a paediatric surgeon from Baragwanath came together to save little lives

Ray White interviews Prof Jerome Loveland (Paediatric Surgery at Wits and Baragwanath) and Gareth Armstrong (Rand Merchant Bank).

ANC Spokesperson Pule Mabe accused of sexual harassment

ANC Spokesperson Pule Mabe accused of sexual harassment

In a letter seen by Eyewitness News a 26-year-old woman says Mabe wanted to have sex with her in exchange for a job as his PA.

[LISTEN] EFF's Floyd Shivambu was a beneficiary of stolen money - Pauli van Wyk

[LISTEN] EFF's Floyd Shivambu was a beneficiary of stolen money - Pauli van Wyk

Journalist Pauli van Wyk outlines how VBS approved Brian Shivambu’s R1. 46m home loan, with a little help from his brother.

[WATCH] Johnny Clegg opens up about emotional 'The Crossing' video

[WATCH] Johnny Clegg opens up about emotional 'The Crossing' video

South African legend, musician Johnny Clegg talks about the moving recording of his track The Crossing by over 50 artists.