Zimbabwe's main opposition party called off planned anti-government demonstrations on Friday, saying it aimed to avert bloodshed
A human rights commission appointed by Zimbabwe's government said Tuesday that at least eight people were killed, mostly by gunfire, in a crackdown on protests last week.
Leading Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire was detained by police on Wednesday when he was taken from his house in a widening crackdown after anti-government protests, AFP reporters witnessed.
Chief Justice Luke Malaba said opposition leader Nelson Chamisa had failed to prove allegations of fraud during the presidential vote.
Zimbabwe's opposition argued in the country's top court on Wednesday that the presidential election results must be thrown out.
Zimbabwe's MDC opposition party on Wednesday vowed to overturn in court President Emmerson Mnangagwa's narrow election victory, alleging that he won the historic vote via "mammoth theft and fraud".
Zimbabwe's opposition on Friday rejected what it said were the "fake" results of the landmark election in which President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been declared the winner.
Zimbabwe's opposition accused the election commission on Tuesday of deliberately delaying results of this week's vote to favour the ruling party, reporting irregularities in the first poll since the removal of Robert Mugabe in a November coup.
The election will be the first since former leader Robert Mugabe was removed in a de facto coup in November.
Emmerson Mnangagwa, who became president following the military takeover, has promised to deliver on free and fair elections.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday that pensions and allowances for veterans of Zimbabwe's independence war would be increased, days after his government announced a 10% hike in salaries for all public sector workers.