Zimbabwe president condemns riot police interruption of press event

Emmerson Mnangagwa, who narrowly won re-election as the president of Zimbabwe in a poll followed by violence and political tension, has condemned a move by riot police to break up a news conference held by his unsuccessful challenger, Nelson Chamisa.

Emmerson Mnangagwa President-designate of Zimbabwe has distanced himself from the riot police action that attempted to disrupt a press conference to be held in Harare this afternoon by MDC president Nelson Chamisa. On his twitter feed, Mnangagwa said:
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“The scenes today at the Bronte Hotel have no place in our society and we are urgently investigating the matter to understand exactly what happened. Over the past nine months we have protected freedom of speech, of assembly and the right to criticise the government.”

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