CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- South African President Jacob Zuma helped rig DRC elections in favor of the incumbent, demonstrators claimed as election resulted trickled in Tuesday.
Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila was leading with 46 percent of the vote cast in weekend elections. His nearest challenger, Etienne Tshisekedi, received 36 percent of the vote with more than two-thirds of the ballots counted, the BBC reported.
Lt. Col. Tshisikhawe Ndou, a spokesman for the South African national police, said authorities arrested 11 people protesting the results in his country.
"They were arrested for public violence and because they exposed themselves in public," he was quoted by South Africa's Star Independent as saying.
South African police fired rubber bullets on DRC nationals rallying in support of Tshisekedi. Protesters accused Zuma of helping Kabila rig the vote.
DRC protesters rallied in Cape Town, South Africa's second-largest city, called on Prime Minister Helen Zille to help "liberate" their country.
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, in statements last week, condemned political violence in DRC. U.N. investigators said more than 10 people were killed by security forces and those supporting political parties since last weekend.