Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa, Chamisa, Mugabe Vote... More Election Updates

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa and his main challenger Nelson Chamisa of MDC Alliance were today joined by former President Robert Mugabe in casting their votes with the two Presidential contenders voting in Kwekwe and Harare, respectively.

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Mnangagwa votes at Sherwood Primary School in Kwekwe

The President cast his vote at 10.02 am. He was accompanied by his wide Auxilia, and son Emmerson Junior who also cast their ballots at the same centre.

"I am happy that both the processes of campaigning was peaceful and the voting day itself is peaceful. I have no doubt that the process and the entire electoral processes will remain peaceful.

"I can assure you that this country is enjoying a democratic space which has never been experienced before."

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Chamisa votes at Kuwadzana Primáry School

Nelson Chamisa voted moments before 10am today.

He was confident the vote shall produce victory for him.

"It's a great moment for Zimbabwe; hoping that in the rural areas, the ballot that has been used is an appropriate one. But we have no doubt that the ballot is an appropriate one, a genuine one and not a bastardised or fake one. Victory is certain for the people; the people have spoken, the people are speaking and it's clear that the vote is a vote for victory, a vote for freedom, a vote for democracy, a vote for a new Zimbabwe, a vote for the genuine new, a vote for a new direction and I have no doubt that by the end of day today, we should be very clear as to the emphatic voice for change, an emphatic voice for the new, an emphatic voice for the young and I represent that young."

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Mugabe, Grace, Bona vote at Highfields

When Mugabe arrived, there was a cacophony of chants from crowds which excitedly shouted his name "Gushungo" with some chanting "ED (President Emmerson Mnangagwa)

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