Armed anti-riot police officers disrupted a media briefing which was organised by MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa, at the Bronte Hotel in Harare. The police forcefully evacuated journalists who had come for the press conference claiming that they were following orders from their superiors. They attempted to force all journalists who were present to put away their equipment before the press briefing started.
Chamisa has challenged the results of the presidential election after the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) declared incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa the winner of the election with 50.8 per cent.
VIDEO – Breaking: Heavily armed anti-riot police stop a press conference called by @nelsonchamisa and @MDCAllianceZW to speak on their rejection of presidential results. Chaos as international are threatened by police, some MDCA officials assaulted. @hrw @povonewsafrica pic.twitter.com/uqMEzgKSIn
— Dewa Mavhinga (@dewamavhinga) August 3, 2018
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