HARARE-- The death toll in post election violence Following Zimbabwe's harmonized polls on Monday, the first to be held since the removal of long-standing president Robert Mugabe, has risen to six as troops opened fire on protesters alleging voting fraud.
The death toll from Wednesday's violent protests in Zimbabwe has risen from three to six.
The election pitted 75-year-old incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa of the ruling ZANU PF party against Nelson Chamisa of the MDC Alliance. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission announced early Friday that Mnangagwa has been re-elected president with 50.8 per cent of the votes against 44.3 per cent for Chamisa.
Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Spokesperson Charity Charamba, addressing the media in the capital, Harare, on Thurssday, said: Our investigations established that the number of deaths, which is really regrettable and unfortunate, has risen to six as three of the victims succumbed to the injuries while seeking medical attention at hospitals.
About 14 people were injured during the skirmishes. A total of 22 shops were damaged in Harare during the skirmishes whilst eight vehicles in the central business district were damaged.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK