Zimbabwe to hold elections July 30


Zimbabwe President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, said on Wednesday the Southern African nation would hold its general elections on July 30. The elections will be the first since the army forced former President Robert Mugabe to resign last November.

Mnangagwa, who became President following the military take-over, has promised to deliver free and fair elections to win over Zimbabwe’s critics at home and abroad, Reuters reported.

Missing from the July ballot for the first time in 20 years will be Zimbabwe’s foremost political gladiators, Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai, the former opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader, who died from cancer in February.