Nelson Chamisa

Zimbabweans Plan to Protest Robert Mugabe Funeral

Members of Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party are planning to protest late dictator Robert Mugabe’s funeral on Thursday in honor of the tens of thousands Mugabe killed, local media reported on Tuesday.

A man buys a daily newspaper at a stand on the streets of Nairobi, on September 7, 2019, following the death of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, guerrilla hero turned despot who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years. - Mugabe, 95, passed away on September 6, 2019 in Singapore, where he …

Zimbabwe Opposition Fears Crackdown as MDC Party Leader Arrested

Tendai Biti, former finance minister of Zimbabwe and a leader in the opposition Movement for Democrat Change (MDC) party, was arrested on the Zambian border Wednesday. Biti is one of the MDC officials who has declared challenger Nelson Chamisa the true winner of the recent presidential election, which secured a full term in office for interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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Zimbabwe Opposition Hits U.K. Ambassador for Mnangagwa Scarf: She’s Putting ‘Lipstick on the Crocodile’

Supporters of defeated Zimbabwean presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa accused U.K. Ambassador Catriona Laing of currying favor with President Emmerson Mnangagwa by wearing his signature scarf at a Downing Street event. The opposition has accused Mnangagwa of rigging the election to become the first full-term president since the fall of dictator Robert Mugabe.

US says Zimbabwe vote marred by deadly violence

Mnangagwa Declared Winner in Zimbabwe, Opposition Calls Election ‘Coup’

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission released the results of the presidential election late on Thursday and declared incumbent interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa the winner by just enough to avoid a runoff against challenger Nelson Chamisa. Chamisa’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party immediately rejected the results as “fraudulent” and accused Mnangagwa of staging a “coup.”

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe's 'crocodile' president

Violence in Zimbabwe as Presidential Election Results Delayed

The air of cautious optimism surrounding Zimbabwe’s first presidential election since the fall of dictator Robert Mugabe was shattered with violence on Wednesday as allegations of vote rigging flew, property was vandalized, riot police and military forces were deployed, and gunshots rang out in the streets of the capital.

The Associated Press

Zimbabwe Holds First Post-Mugabe Election; Opposition Claims Voter Suppression

Monday marks the first presidential election in Zimbabwe since longtime dictator Robert Mugabe was ousted in a surprisingly soft November 2017 coup. The primary challenger to incumbent interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Nelson Chamisa of the Movement for Democrat Change (MDC), claims his party’s voters are being suppressed and Mnangagwa can only win if the election is rigged.

People queue early morning on July 30, 2018 at a polling station in the Harare suburb of Chitungwiza during Zimbabwe's 2018 general elections to elect the president and members of Parliament. (Photo by ALEX MCBRIDE / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALEX MCBRIDE/AFP/Getty Images)