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4 Aug 2018

Zimbabwe opposition in court accused of post-election unrest

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Soldiers have begun searching for opposition members who have gone into hiding in the Zimbabwe capital Harare – as 27 members of Nelson Chamisa’s defeated party appeared in court, accused of being involved in this week’s post-election unrest. Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa has praised the ‘flowering of freedom’ and promised to work with his opponents – but his main rival has said he’ll challenge the results in court. Britain has called for any appeals to be “handled swiftly and impartially”.
From Harare, our Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Miller reports.