Minister: Majority of Zimbabweans working with us

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By Associated Press

THE country’s justice minister says “the majority of Zimbabweans are working with us, save for a few who want to incite violence.”

Ziyambi Ziyambi spoke shortly after the electoral commission announced that President Emmerson Mnangagwa had won Monday’s election.

The ruling party maintains control of the government in the first vote after the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. The opposition has alleged vote-rigging and vowed to hold peaceful protests to reject any vote they see as flawed.

The justice minister says Mnangagwa has done a “fantastic” job since becoming president after longtime leader Robert Mugabe stepped down in November under military pressure amid a ruling party feud.

“He gave freedoms to everyone,” Ziyambi says.

The minister also says an investigation will uncover “the culprits that caused the mayhem” in the capital on Wednesday and that they would be prosecuted. The opposition and international election observers have criticized the military’s “excessive” force in breaking up protests. Six people died.