Aug 24

Zimbabwe elections extended amidst voter suppression claims

Zimbabwe’s elections have been extended for another day due to long delays at some polling stations, primarily in opposition strongholds. The SABC reports that the opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has accused the governing Zanu-PF of voter suppression, calling it a classic case of election rigging. Only a quarter of polling stations opened on time in the capital Harare on Wednesday, allegedly because of problems with ballot papers.