Zim elections results due at 12.30pm on Wednesday

Zimbabwean voters queue to cast their ballots in the country's general elections in Harare, Zimbabwe, July 30, 2018.
Zimbabwean voters queue to cast their ballots in the country's general elections in Harare, Zimbabwe, July 30, 2018.
Image: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Zimbabwean state media reported on Wednesday that an announcement of the presidential elections was due to be made at 12.30pm today.

The state-owned Zimbabwe Broadcasting TV posted a tweet just after 10am that results would be released shortly after midday.

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission is by law given up to five days to release the results.

The results were expected on August 4.

Both leading presidential candidates‚ Emmerson Mnangagwa and Nelson Chamisa‚ claimed a day after voting that they had won the election. The MDC Alliance which Chamisa leads has repeatedly said that it would not recognise an outcome that did not confirm Chamisa as the winner.

Various African observer missions that watched the poll on Monday were due to present their findings to journalists at a press briefing held at the Harare International Conference Centre.

The SADC and AU were set to present their report on the election.

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