WATCH: live feed from MDC press conf

Chamisa questions turn out rates which ZEC said was 75% for parliamentary results and 84% for presidential
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Chamisa: When they announce at night they want to give you a darkness result. Their rigging was poor; Mugabe was at least sophisticated. Their numbers don’t even add up
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Chamisa claims MDC results show he had 2.3 million votes and Mnangagwa under 2 million
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A camera falls from a window above, starling people. “Don’t worry we are covered by the Holy Ghost” Chamisa jokes
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Chamisa says the “outgoing president” Mnangagwa must account for the violence by army
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Chamisa: ZEC are very malleable and liberal with their futures. Says these don’t add up
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Chamisa also mentions examples about what he claims are tampering to ballot boxes and the transport of ballots
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Chamisa: They inflated Mnangagwa‘s vote, which is why they did not announce by constituency but by province
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Chamisa: I hope Mnangagwa is open for the business of democracy and transparency
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Mnangagwa must allow young men to do their job which they were elected to do
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Chamisa: We want to advise Mr Mnangagwa if he is a born again let him honour his pledge for free and fair election. He must be honest and sincere
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Chamisa: We are going to be challenging a number of election results. Already got advise on legality of results
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Chamisa: the bar of an acceptable election result will not be lowered just for expediency
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Chamisa addressing journalists (Carien du Plessis)

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Chamisa: because we won this election we are ready to form this government
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Chamisa: A misunderstanding characterised this election. Result is fraudulent and illegitimate
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Chamisa claims another victim died last night from the army shooting protesters on Wednesday. This brings unconfirmed death toll to 7
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Chamisa: Mnangagwa did not win this election. MDC won the elections. We have a tally to prove it. Proper verification of results wasn’t done
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Chamisa says there was some disappointment about reports that elections were free and fair
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Chamisa thanks Zimbabweans for voting and being tolerant. It’s not easy. Even with their bastardizing we managed to score 2 million votes

He thanks journalists for the coverage

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Chamisa: if you go around country there is no celebration. Today is a day of morning of a repeat of what we have seen in the past
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Chamisa: Many of our people had been visited and interrogated for abiding in an election. The thank you we have been getting for taking part in election as law abiding citizens is a thank you of bullets, tanks, guns
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Nelson Chamisa addressing journalists during a press conference in Harare. – Carien du Plessis

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Chamisa: This is the behaviour of people who lost and not won an election
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Chamisa greets journalists and calls this a turning point press conference. If police can do this with press conference, what more with ordinary people, he says. – Carien du Plessis
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Zimbabwe’s president says the scenes of riot police dispersing journalists waiting for an opposition briefing “have no place in our society.

“President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Twitter says authorities are “urgently investigating” the events as journalists awaited opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, who has rejected the results of Monday’s election. – AP

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Zimbabwean riot police with batons and shields are now leaving after breaking up a press conference by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, who has alleged rigging of the presidential election.

Police chased away reporters without explanation but ruling party officials are now urging reporters to attend the briefing. There is no sign of Chamisa. – AP

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MDC opposition leader Nelson Chamisa arrives at the Bronte Hotel in Harare for a press conference minutes after he was broken up by several dozen riot police armed with tear gas cannisters, as Zimbabwe’s opposition rejected today what it said were the “fake” results of landmark elections.