- Zimbabwe's elections have come to an end, and Zanu PF emerged victorious over Nelson Chamisa's Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC)
- The ruling party has been in power since the country's independence in 1980, and Emmerson Mnangagwa is now rest assured of five more years in power
- The people had many opinions about the re-election of Zimbabwe's second-ever president Emmerson Mnangagwa
There was a lot of controversy during the elections as some claimed that the process was not free and fair. Despite any red flags, the results show Zanu PF people shared their reactions.
Zimbabwe's Elections Commission releases results
Zanu PF opposition CCC's triumph in Zimbabwe's 2nd largest city Bulawayo, SA discusses decisive win in Ndebele capital
Emmerson Mnangagwa walked away victorious from Zimbabwe's 2023 elections. The politician took power in a coup against Robert Mugabe.
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Now, Mnangagwa is due to run for a second term. According to TimesLIVE, Zanu PF won by 52%. The ruling party's voter numbers increased from five years ago from 51.44%, while Chamisa got even fewer votes from 45.07%.
How close was the Zimbabwe presidential election result?
ZANU PF's main opposition, the CCC, won 44.5% of the presidential vote. The result comes after people were delayed at voting stations.
South Africans react to Zanu-PF's narrow defeat
Many people thought Zimabwe's election results were fascinating. While most were focused on how Zanu PF received the majority, and some people focused on the small margin of the victory.
Katlego Blessing noticed:
"So the votes for Zanu PF increased from 51.44% to 52,6."
Nyiko Maluleke was not pleased:
"Day light robbery, he knows how to manipulate the system remember, he was working for Robert Mugabe."
"I really don't like you, I didn't vote for you! I don't believe in you or your party!"
"SADC says the voters are rigged Mr President."
"Redeem what’s left of your legacy by bowing out with some dignity. Deep down, you’ll always know they don’t want you & you’ll treat them with contempt. The people have suffered enough. SADC sacrificed enough Let the people determine their destiny without you. Kwanele!"
Bongani Bongani Mahungela argued:
"Most of you dont realise that 52% its a sign they nearly lost the election."
Election researchers' Zim expulsion sparks allegations of democracy under siege
Briefly News previously reported that a team of researchers' time in Zimbabwe abruptly ended when they were forcibly expelled from Harare by the country's authorities on Thursday, 17 August.
The organisation has accused the ruling Zanu-PF government of bullying and anti-democratic behaviour in the wake of the researchers' deportation.
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Source: Briefly News