Vote counting is under way in Zimbabwe’s first election since Robert Mugabe was ousted after 37 years in power, as observers warn of possible shortcomings in the country’s landmark poll. Follow the live update here.
Zim24News has tweeted that Mutare, in Manicaland province has started cerebrating the Chamisa victory.
— Zim24 News (@Zim24news) July 31, 2018
President Emmerson Mnangagwa said that his ruling Zanu-PF party was receiving “extremely positive” data on the count, while the opposition leader Nelson Chamisa said his MDC party was “winning resoundingly”.
Zimbabwe appeared to be heading for a contested result in the historic election, raising the likelihood of a bitter battle over allegations of fraud and malpractice from both sides.