The Zimbabwe opposition leaders have regarded the previous elections conducted in the country as fake and charm demanding for fresh election to be conducted. This came after the Zimbabwe election body announced the July 30 election results which declared Mnanangwa as the winner of the elections after garnering 50.8% of the votes cast. The win prevented him from having a run off with his closest opponent Nelson Chamisa.
This Friday morning Mnanangwa wrote on his twitwer handle expressing his gratitude for the victory.
Thank you Zimbabwe!
I am humbled to be elected President of the Second Republic of Zimbabwe.
Though we may have been divided at the polls, we are united in our dreams.
This is a new beginning. Let us join hands, in peace, unity & love, & together build a new Zimbabwe for all! pic.twitter.com/FbdrixAktR
— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) August 2, 2018
It should be noted that the opposition had already declared themselves as the sole and legitimate winners of the elections. The elections were the first to be held since Robert Mugabe was Ousted in the coup and replaced by his vice president whom he regarded as crocodile.
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Riots erupted out in the capital city Harare by the youth in favour of Chamisa which led to destruction of Multiple properties worthy Millions of dollar.