BREAKING: Riot Police Stop Chamisa Press Conference

PICTURE: (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

HARARE: Nelson Chamisa‚ the leader of the MDC Alliance‚ was set to address journalists.

Riot police briefly stopped a press conference that was set to be held at the Bronte Hotel‚ in Harare on Friday.

Nelson Chamisa‚ the leader of the MDC Alliance‚ was set to address journalists.

It is understood that he was to provide evidence of how the election was ‘rigged.’

Chamisa’s legal advisor said the police had disturbed the press conference as they wanted to first ensure that the gathering was of journalists and not citizens.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe’s president says the scenes of riot police dispersing journalists waiting for an opposition briefing “have no place in our society.”

President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Twitter says authorities are “urgently investigating” the events as journalists awaited opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, who has rejected the results of Monday’s election.

Mnangagwa was declared the winner with just over 50 percent of the vote.

The president says that “we won the election freely and fairly, and have nothing to hide or fear.”