> These are Zimbabwe riot police shutting down a press conference by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, who has rejected the official results of the recent presidential election that cast him as the loser. A Reuters camera captured the whole thing.>> Don't push us, don't push!>> Can you tell me why
>> Don't push me.>> This high ranking police official had nothing to say, but a party official did.>> There was no violence. There was no anything legal happening here, they just came from nowhere, literally.>> The man tapped as the winner incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa quickly issued a statement.
Condemning the police action as an affront to freedom of speech, and saying that his government would investigate. Eventually, the news conference resumed.>> Unacceptable, it was unneccessary. But this cannot be the behavior of the people who have won. It can only be a behavior of those who have lost.
>> It's not clear why the policed waded in. Life had seemed to return to a fragile normality in Zimbabwe on Friday. After days of delays, the election commission declared Mnangawa's victory. That, after the army violently crushed protestors in the capital on Wednesday, when news that Mnangawa was projected to win broke, six died.
Mnangawa is calling for Zimbabwe to unite behind him.>> To Nelson Chamisa, I wanted to say, you have a crucial role to play in Zimbabwe's present and in its future.>> For now, Zanu PF, the party of ousted long-time leader Robert Mugabe, remains in power. The election was the first since the army removed the 94-year-old from office last November.
It initially passed off relatively smoothly, raising hopes of a break from a history of disputed and violent polls.