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Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has called on the SA Development Community (SADC) and the AU to help Zimbabwe solve its economic and political challenges. Addressing thousands of opposition supporters demonstrating against growing hardships, Chamisa said on Thursday that the disputed July 30 poll was the root cause of the country’s problems. The march was the first street demonstration to be held by the opposition since the August 1 post-election protests that culminated in a military crackdown which left six dead. The march in Harare’s central business district was conducted peacefully amid high tensions in the country. Hundreds of police officers were deployed from early morning until evening to prevent violence. Since the July 30 election, which many had hoped would lay the foundations for an economic recovery, inflation has jumped into double digits and there is an acute shortage of basic goods and foreign currency for imports. Chamisa has disputed the election results branding...

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