Mnangagwa, Chamisa 'in neck-to-neck race' as Zim awaits official vote results

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his opposition rival, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, are reportedly said to be in a neck-to-neck race, with the first batch of election results expected on Tuesday morning.

According to the privately-owned NewsDay newspaper, chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), Priscilla Chigumba said that the commission had received returns from four provinces and was now awaiting results from the remaining six.  

Chigumba said this during a press conference in Harare on Monday night.

She, however, warned candidates and other stakeholders to desist from prematurely announcing the results.

An AFP report on Tuesday quoted Chamisa as saying that he was “winning resoundingly” in the election count.

In a tweet, Chamisa claimed that his party had results from 10 000 polling stations.

"Winning resoundingly... We've done exceedingly well," he said on Twitter, adding "We are ready to form the next (government)."

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