Zimbabwe Goes to the Polls

Zimbabwe Goes to the Polls

Monday will go down in history as voters in Zimbabwe will be going to polls for their first election since President Robert Mugabe took over in 1988 as the first president of Zimbabwe.

Mr. Mugabe who ruled for nearly 40 years was ousted in November 2017.

Among those contesting for the seat include Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zanu-PF Party and his rival opponent Nelson Chamisa of Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance.

The polls follow the harsh and hazardous economic challenges that Zimbabwe has gone through as a result of oppressive ruling that they had. Other sectors that were adversely affected include investment, education and health.

Despite the fact that Zimbabwe is seeking for change and good governance in the country, former president Robert Mugabe has vowed not to back his rival Emmerson Mnangagwa. Speaking to BBC, the former president said that he cannot vote for a party or people who ousted him.

The turnout for the first time voters is expected to be high with most of them being under the age of 35.

By Sifuma N. Lilian-sifumalilian@gmail.com

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