Zimbabweans are set to go to the polls on July 30 to elect their next president. This would be the first time that the country is voting without former president Robert Mugabe on the ballot paper. The poll is a culmination of dramatic political events triggered on November 6, when then vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa (now president) was sacked by Mugabe. Watch the video below to see some of the events leading to the historic voteThe vote will pit Mnangagwa against a clutch of opponents, including 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa from the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance. Mnangagwa has maintained that he is committed to "free and fair elections". Take a look at this timeline of events leading to the elections and follow all our coverage of the Zimbabwe vote that has gripped international news headlines.