Zimbabwe president votes in historic election

2018-07-30 10:37
Zimbabwe's incumbent President and candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa (R) arrives for his closing presidential campaign rally in Harare two days ahead of the elections. (File, AFP)

Zimbabwe's incumbent President and candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa (R) arrives for his closing presidential campaign rally in Harare two days ahead of the elections. (File, AFP)

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has cast his vote in his constituency of Kwekwe, about 200km south of the capital, Harare.

Mnangagwa wore a scarf with the country's national colors as he arrived at a primary school converted into a polling station, and chatted briefly with election workers after casting his ballot.

He told reporters that he is committed to a Zimbabwe in which people have the "freedom to express their views, negative or positive." He called the vote peaceful.

And he took the criticism of him by former leader Robert Mugabe on Sunday in stride, saying that "He is a citizen ... He can engage me anytime."

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