Death toll rises to six in Zimbabwe

Results are due to be released at 10PM CAT on Thursday
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The death toll following Wednesday’s violent protests in Zimbabwe has risen from three to six.

Zimbabwe’s first elections since the removal of long-standing president Robert Mugabe, turned violent when troops opened fire on protesters opposed to alleged voting fraud.

The election has pitched 75-year-old Emmerson Mnangagwa against 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa.

The official results are due to be announced at 10 PM CAT Thursday.

Zimbabwe’s Police Spokesperson, Charity Charamba, addressed the media in the capital, Harare.

“Our investigations established that the number of deaths, which is really regrettable and unfortunate, has risen to six as three of the victims succumbed to the injuries while seeking medical attention at hospitals.”

About 14 people were injured during the skirmishes. A total of 22 shops were damaged in Harare during the skirmishes whilst eight vehicles in the CBD were damaged.

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