Zimbabwe votes in first post Mugabe election

Sumen

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Actually surprised with the results, either there's something wrong with some people over there or the votes were rigged.
 

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Doesn't seem to make sense that Zanu would win so far in the parliament results but get this close in the presidency.
Agreed. Hopefully there will be a thorough investigation to determine whether there was rigging or not...
 

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Doesn't seem to make sense that Zanu would win so far in the parliament results but get this close in the presidency.
It was a surprise for me too, but what was even more surprising is that even the opposition MDC seems not to have any issues with the parliamentary results, with Chamisa reportedly saying that his MP candidates might not have done well but his personal popularity with the people of Zimbabwe was enough for him to win the Presidential elections.
 

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Actually surprised with the results, either there's something wrong with some people over there or the votes were rigged.
I am also surprised but it certainly looks like rural areas still support zanu. Also, perhaps vote is for relative stability they have experienced post-bob scenario/
 

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Actually surprised with the results, either there's something wrong with some people over there or the votes were rigged.
If it's like here (the culture) then people follow one party forever. No matter how ****ty the party is.. they will keep on voting the party.
 

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Some on MyBb approves of what happened in Zimbabwe yesterday, how many times have we heard "use live ammunition on them" when there are RIOTS in SA, I won't be surprised if they move to Zimbabwe, the rule of law over there is exactly what they want.
:rolleyes:

"Protests"...what a joke.

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Call it what it is.


(This post is about nothing else but definitions.)
 

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But Bob is gone! Zanu is a whole new party. No more corruption.
No more looting
No more....

We heard exactly the same feom all the ANC supporters in this country.

Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.

They worship their leaders. They will all jump into volcanos to sacrifice them selves to the sun god to have a blessed crop season if their gods tell them to. Its a cult. They like to suffer. Pity the few who doesn’t will suffer with them.
 

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I am also surprised but it certainly looks like rural areas still support zanu. Also, perhaps vote is for relative stability they have experienced post-bob scenario/
This man seems to also think it's the rural people [video=youtube_share;2G1pIQAWxYM]https://youtu.be/2G1pIQAWxYM[/video]
 

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Rocky start to Zim’s ‘new dispensation’ as cops intimidate journos

The police later apologised for riot cops storming Bronte Hotel in Harare, ordering journalists to leave the venue of an MDC Alliance press conference.

The so-called new dispensation in Zimbabwe being touted by president-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa seems to have gotten off to a rocky start after riot police officers today stormed an MDC Alliance press conference at Bronte Hotel in the capital, Harare, and almost beat up journalists, ordering them to leave the venue.

Foreign scribes saved the day for locals, as they stood their ground and demanded to know under whose authority the law enforcers were chasing away the journalists.

Miffed by the intimidating police details, who time and again beat their shields using batons to ward off the news men and women, the journalists were not moved, even when a senior police detail called authorities and briefed them that the scribes had refused to budge.
More at: https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/1991300/rocky-start-to-zims-new-dispensation-as-cops-intimidate-journos
 

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Zimbabwe election: Opposition calls poll results a 'coup'

Zimbabwe's opposition leader has said President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election victory is a "coup against [the people's] will".

Nelson Chamisa repeated his claim that the results announced late on Thursday night were fake, and said he had won Monday's presidential poll.

Responding, Mr Mnangagwa called for peace but said people were free to challenge the result in court.

This was the first election since long-term leader Robert Mugabe was ousted.

Earlier, in a tweet, the president urged Zimbabweans to unite to create "a new beginning" after a vote that was intended to set Zimbabwe on a new path following years of repressive rule.

What is Nelson Chamisa saying?
More at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-45055223
 

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Doesn't seem to make sense that Zanu would win so far in the parliament results but get this close in the presidency.
Well, In other countries you can lose the popular vote by a few % , and still end up with a majority of seats in the lower and upper house as well as win the presidency.

In this case, you just have to look at where MDC's largely came from....the urban centres especially Harare, which has a high population but which doesn't translate to a lot of seats. So, more than a quarter of Chamisa's votes 540k+ votes came from there.

So, am not sure what doesn't seem to make sense?
 

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Zimbabwe election: Opposition calls poll results a 'coup'



More at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-45055223
This guy gets too excited at times, sometimes he even belies his 40 years age, if you didn't know better you'd think he's 25, just yesterday he said in a press briefing that Mnangagwa thinks 10 plus is 40 or something like that to the raptous applause of his supporters, too much amateurish at times.
 

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This guy gets too excited at times, sometimes he even belies his 40 years age, if you didn't know better you'd think he's 25, just yesterday he said in a press briefing that Mnangagwa thinks 10 plus is 40 or something like that to the raptous applause of his supporters, too much amateurish at times.
Populism is on the rise. Does Donald Trump strike you as a septuagenarian?
 

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Senior opposition leader Tendai Biti arrested at border while trying to flee Zimbabwe



Zimbabwean opposition leader Tendai Biti’s lawyer says he was arrested on Wednesday morning by the country’s police - while trying to seek political asylum in Zambia.

Attorney Nqobizitha Mlilio has told TimesLIVE that Biti was arrested “on Zambian soil” at the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.

As yet‚ there is no confirmation of the arrest‚ nor its basis‚ by the Zimbabwean police.

Police documents supplied by Mlilo‚ however‚ suggest that authorities were investigating Biti for “unofficially and unlawfully” declaring MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa the duly elected president of Zimbabwe‚ in alleged violation of Zimbabwean electoral law.
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/africa/2018-08-08-mdc-leader-tendai-biti-arrested-at-zambian-border-while-trying-to-flee/
 
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