Zimbabwean soldiers have joined police in running clashes with hundreds of protesters in Harare who say the country’s presidential election is being rigged.
Police fired water cannon and teargas in an attempt to disperse the protesters, as military helicopters flew overhead. The clashes took place outside the headquarters of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), which opposition supporters say is biased.
There has been growing impatience at delays to the release of results in Monday’s historic vote, the first since Robert Mugabe was ousted after four decades in charge.
There were some reports of light injuries. “We support [opposition leader Nelson] Chamisa and we want him to be our president. The electoral commission is not fair. Our election is being stolen,” said a 19-year-old student who was among the protesters. Read more