Zimbabwean Politician Temba Mliswa says MDC Alliance’s court petition challenging the 2018 Presidential elections results would not have been allowed under Robert Mugabe’s administration, showing that democracy is now alive in Zimbabwe. The Independent Member of Parliament for Norton Constituency and former Zanu-PF Mashonaland West provincial chairperson joins CNBC Africa for more.
Zimbabwe has yet to settle following its disputed election, the first one Post-Mugabe's rule, where President Emmerson Mnangagwa received majority vote. How are the markets responding to the nation-wide unrest? Joining CNBC Africa for more is Neville Mandimika, Africa Strategist, RMB.
Zimbabwe's former Finance Minister Tendai Biti has been arrested as he fled to Zambia to seek asylum, his lawyer said. CNBC Africa’s Chris Bishop provides more insight.
Just before midnight the result came that incumbent president Emmerson Mnangagwa had won more than 50 per cent of the vote to stay on in power. It's a result that was disputed by the opposition, almost from the moment that it came from the lips of the head of the Zimbabwean electoral commission, Justice Priscilla Chigumba. MDC Spokesperson, Morgan Komichi, jumped on stage to object.
Zimbabwe is on edge as it waits to find out who will run the country for the next five years.
Zimbabweans head to the polls today, with the two main contenders, ZANU Pf’s Emmerson Mangagwa and MDC’s Nelson Chamisa each confident of a victory. These will be the first elections with-ought Robert Mugabe. To find out the views of Zimbabweans living in diaspora CNBC Africa went out into the streets of Johannesburg.