Zimbabwe remains on edge after post-election violence which saw at least three people dead and a lot more injured.
Violence erupted during a peaceful demonstration outside the national results centre in the capital on Wednesday after constituency results for the 2018 elections were released.
Results from the electoral commission showed Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has won the majority seats in parliament, a day after opposition party accused the agency of deliberately delaying results in Zanu-PF’s favour.
Speaking to Bongani Bingwa, Europe ZANU-PF spokesperson Nick Mangwana says the violence that happened in Zimbabwe was deliberately steered by the opposition leaders.
I think as everybody has been following the events in Zimbabwe has seen that it has been very clear that the opposition has wanted to make the country ungovernable.— Nick Mangwana, Europe ZANU-PF spokesperson
And they actually used that term, we want to make the country ungovernable if Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) pronounces any other result but our victory.— Nick Mangwana, Europe ZANU-PF spokesperson
He adds that ZEC pronounced victory for MDC Alliance in Harare and Bulawayo and Zanu-PF controls popularity in rural areas.
A representative of MDC Alliance Austin Moyo says what happened yesterday shows the true signs of the coup government exerting its force.
Throwing live ammunition onto the people that are not armed. Whatever was said, was said based not on air but on the results that ZEC was announcing.— Austin Moyo, MDC Alliance
So there has to be a tally in what is posted outside the polling stations and what is announced by ZEC. That is actually what raised temperatures because it was not in unison with what the polling stations were posting.— Austin Moyo, MDC Alliance
We live in an age of technology, as soon as the results are posted outside, the results are able to travel very quickly across all platforms, so we are basing our argument on that.— Austin Moyo, MDC Alliance
Listen below to hear what else both MDC Alliance and Zanu-PF had to say about the unrest in Zimbabwe...
This article first appeared on 702 : Zimbabwe on edge amid protest, Zanu-PF and MDC blaming each other