Harare, Friday, 3rd August 2018: Zimbabwe’s incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa of the ZANU PF party has won the July 30 Harmonised elections. Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba made the announcement in Harare early Friday morning.
President Mnangagwa got 50.8 Percent of the vote against his closest rival Nelson Chamisa of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance who got 44.3 percent of the vote.
Zimbabwe recorded a high turn out with 75 percent of the 5.6 million voters turning out to cast their ballot.
COMESA has been in Zimbabwe observing the pre and post-election period. The COMESA Observers together with other international observers condemned the post-election violence which resulted in some people being killed.
The observer groups have had meetings with leaders of the ZANU PF and MDC Alliance urging them to remain calm and seek legal redress where necessary.