Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on Friday dismissed what he called the “unverified fake results” of the election which handed victory to President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
“The ZEC scandal of releasing unverified fake results is regrettable,” Chamisa wrote on Twitter, referring to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.
Zimbabwe’s President elect, Emmerson Mnangagwa said Friday that he was “humbled” to have won the country’s landmark election, hailing it as a “new beginning” after the ousting of autocrat Robert Mugabe.
“Thank you Zimbabwe! I am humbled to be elected President of the Second Republic of Zimbabwe,” he said in a Twitter message.
“Though we may have been divided at the polls, we are united in our dreams. This is a new beginning,” the message added.
“Let us join hands, in peace, unity & love, & together build a new Zimbabwe for all!”
The message came shortly after Zimbabwe’s electoral commission declared Mnangagwa the winner with 50.8 percent of the vote — avoiding a run-off by the narrowest of margins.