President Mnangagwa vows to handle inflation following his re-election

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been elected to a second term with 52.6% of the vote,

However his win is being contested by the opposition which also claimed to have won, saying there was widespread vote-rigging, and observers said the vote fell short of democratic standards.

On his part, the president Elect has described the election as historically peaceful, free and fair

The opposition has 7 days to appeal the results declaring Mnangagwa as  Zimbabwe’s third president rising to the position following A 2017 coup against veteran ruler Robert Mugabe.

Mnangagwa assumes his third term as Zimbabweans still face high inflation, poverty and a climate of fear.

Zimbabwe had one of the highest inflation rates in the world last month – prices in July had rocketed by 101.3% since the previous year. Unemployment also remains rife, with only 25% of Zimbabweans holding formal jobs.

The president elect has vowed to guarantee human rights which appears hollow, with little changing in this regard since Mr Mugabe’s departure

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