President Cyril Ramaphosa has called Emmerson Mnangagwa to congratulate him on being elected president of Zimbabwe, while China has called on all sides to respect the election results. Ramaphosa appealed to political leaders and citizens of Zimbabwe to accept the outcome of the election. The MDC has been vocal in its criticism of the poll, and leader Nelson Chamisa tweeted on Friday that the results were fake. "The ZEC scandal of releasing unverified fake results is regrettable," he said. The ZEC should release "proper and verified" results, he said. "I thought the force of will would prevail over (the) will of force," he tweeted, without elaborating. Ramaphosa, who is the current chairman of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc), urged Zimbabweans to follow legal remedies provided for in the constitution and electoral law to resolve any challenges‚ according to a statement issued by the Presidency early on Friday. Although Monday’s election was declared peaceful by the ...

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