Supporters of the opposition party, Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), based in South Africa, held a protest march to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in Pretoria.
The aim of the demonstration was to urge the South African government to support their fight for democratic rights and credible elections in Zimbabwe.
The protestors claim that the elections held in August were flawed and the results doesn’t represent the will of the people.
According to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), President Emmerson Mnangagwa secured a second and final term in office, obtaining 52.6 percent of the August 2023 presidential election vote.
However, the opposition disputed the result, claiming that the electoral process was flawed. Observers missions in the country also raised concerns about the validity of the outcome, further questioning its legitimacy.
The CCC took to their X account to document the march, stating: “Zimbabweans flocked in their numbers to demonstrate over the rigged elections in Zimbabwe and the deterioration of the Humanitarian aspect in the country,” reads the post.
A video posted on the X account captured CCC supporters holding placards in Pretoria, South Africa, chatting party songs.
The placards featured messages such as, “SADC, African Union, please do not abandon us, we need your assistance,” seeking the support of regional and continental organizations to address the political challenges in Zimbabwe.