Zimbabwe election: High turnout in first post-Mugabe poll

Zimbabwe  Elections : An air of optimism

Voter turnout is high in Zimbabwe’s first general election since long-serving ruler Robert Mugabe was ousted, officials say.

Foreign observers have hailed the election as an opportunity for Zimbabwe to break with its repressive past.

The presidential election is expected to be a tight contest between the incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa and his main rival Nelson Chamisa.

Some people joined queues at 02:00 local time waiting for the polls to open at 07:00 local timeParliamentary and local elections are also taking place on Monday.

Opinion polls give Mr Mnangagwa, who heads the ruling Zanu-PF party, a narrow lead over Mr Chamisa, who leads the MDC Alliance. Both leaders are running for the presidency for the first time.

Zimbabwe : Incumbent MP for Norton Temba Mliswa involved in an altercation with ZEC officials

Starr Radio Uk’s Zimbabwe correspondent Wisdom Mumera earlier reports of an altercation involving the incumbent MP for Norton Temba Mliswa and  ZEC officials at St Eric’s Primary over regalia.

Source: Starr Radio UK/Wisdom Mumera

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