August 2, 2018 / 7:54 AM / 5 months ago

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa says talking to opposition to defuse tension

President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses an election rally of his ruling ZANU (PF) party in Mhondoro, Zimbabwe July 24. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Thursday he had been talking to opposition leader Nelson Chamisa to try to defuse tension over this week’s presidential election after violent clashes on the streets of Harare.

Writing on Twitter, Mnangagwa also called for an independent investigation into the violence, in which three people were killed after soldiers were deployed to the streets of the capital.

Writing by Alexander Winning; Editing by Ed Cropley

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