Zimbabwe Heads To The Poll For The First Time In 39 Years After Post Mugbade Era

People all across Zimbabwe will on Monday proceed to voting centres to cast their votes in the first elections since the ousting of Robert Mugabe.

94-year-old Mugabe was ousted in November 2017 after ruling the country for 37 years.

His former Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa, who took over his role, is running in Monday’s polls against opposition leader Nelson Chamisa of the MDC (Movement for Democratic Change).

75-year-old Mnangagwa is running on the ZANU-PF platform, under which Mugabe ruled the country.

Punch reports that Mugabe has hinted he’ll be voting for the opposition, saying: “I cannot vote for those who tormented me.”

28-year-old Tawanda Petru, who spoke to the media, said:

I just have to do this. I have to see a better Zimbabwe for my kids. Things have been tough.

I’m going to vote for Chamisa, for change. I am not afraid, I can tell you.

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