Businesses have shut in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, as the nation awaits the release of heavily disputed presidential election results.

Armed soldiers and police are on patrol, ordering people to “behave”.

Three people were killed in the city yesterday in clashes between the security forces and supporters of opposition leader Nelson Chamisa.

Mr. Chamisa says Monday’s elections were being rigged to give President Emmerson Mnangagwa victory.

The elections were the first since long-time ruler Robert Mugabe was ousted in November.

The polls were intended to set Zimbabwe on a new path following Mr. Mugabe’s repressive rule. However, Mr. Chamisa’s MDC Alliance has accused the military of using excessive force to quell yesterday’s protests.

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