The MDC is announcing why it has rejected the results of the election.
Zimbabwean riot police entered a Harare hotel on Friday to break up a press conference by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, who has rejected election results announced in the early hours of the morning.
The police, carrying shields and teargas cannisters, prevented the event from starting at the Bronte Hotel in the capital, AFP reporters witnessed.
However, the press conference was eventually allowed to go ahead, with expectations being that Chamisa was going to discuss what evidence he had to back up up allegations that the Zimbabwean elections had been rigged.
You can watch a live video of the press conference below, courtesy of Open Parly.
Zimbabwe’s opposition on Friday rejected what it said were the “fake” results of landmark elections in which President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared victor.
The former ally of Robert Mugabe won 50.8 percent of the vote in Monday’s historic first polls since the autocrat’s ousting last year, according to the Zimbabwe Election Commission — just enough to avoid a run-off against opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, who scored 44.3 percent.
Chamisa lashed what he called “unverified fake results”.