Let me say that the president (Emmerson Mnangagwa) has been confirmed by the ZEC as the president of the country, and the (Constitutional) court case that was lodged to protest that victory was rejected by the judges. The president is the president of the country.
Newly sworn in MDC Alliance legislator, John Houghton representing Kariba constituency in Mashonaland West, said he is pessimistic about how much progress will be achieved under President Mnangagwa, if he fails to attract foreign investors.
Three hundred and fifty Zimbabwean legislatures - 270 House of Assembly and 80 Senators - were sworn-in today by the Clerk of Parliament, Kennedy Chokuda, in Harare. This paves way for President Emmerson Mnangagwa to pick members of his cabinet, the majority of who have to be elected officials.
Cong. Bass: What I would recommend is that we monitor the situation, we continue to stay engaged, and we encourage the government to respond to the opposition in a peaceful manner and we encourage he opposition to protest, to be vocal, but to do it in a peaceful manner.
Congresswoman Bass (Cong. Bass): My key findings was that the process appeared to be very well organized, it was peaceful. I will tell you that I was envious of an 85% turnout in an election which I certainly have not seen in the United States. And everything went really well.
Suggesting that his life is in danger, Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamsia told reporters in Harare Wednesday that he has noticed unmarked cars tailing him. "I am dead already," Chamisa said, elaborating that "by challenging a dictatorship you are signing a death warrant."
Nelson Chamisa of Zimbabwe's opposition MDC Alliance told reporters Wednesday that he and his party plan to hold peaceful protests. Chamisa said he has requested a meeting with President Mngagagawa to discusss "all the disputed issues around the free and fair elections."
Zimbabwe opposition MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa told journalists in Harare, Wednesday, that he is the country's legitimate leader, and that President Emmerson Mnangagwa, despite being inaugurated, is the disputed leader. Chamisa said he'll be embarking on a nationwide tour to meet supporters.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a seven-member commission to inquire into the killing of six people by army, after the elections. Former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe will chair the commission, which will "identify the actors and their leaders."
Germany's Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Miller who met with Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa, applauded the country's recent election and the ruling by the Constitutional Court. He described the election as a "historic moment," for Zimbabwe.
Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa lauded the visit to Zimbabwe by Germany's Economic Cooperation and Development Minister Gerd Muller saying it was very significant in building bridges between the two countries. Chinamasa said this was the first visit by a high level German official in 20-years.