Zimbabwe election protests

This item appears on page 18 of the September 2018 issue.

On July 20, Zimbabwe held its first elections since former president Robert Mugabe was deposed on Nov. 21, 2017.

On Aug. 1, protesters took to the streets of the capital, Harare, after results showed that the ruling party, led by the former Mugabe confidant and appointed president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, had won a majority of seats in the Parliament. Protesters clashed with police and armed forces, who opened fire on the crowds. One person was confirmed killed and another was injured.