First post-Mugabe elections to hold on July 30
Zi m b a b w e a n President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced elections will be held on July 30, the first without longtime former leader Robert Mugabe on the ballot.
Mnangagwa became president in November after an intervention by the army removed Mugabe.
“The Zimbabwe election commission is hereby advised to fix Monday the 30th of July as the day of the election of the office of president, the election of members of house of assembly and election of councillors,” Mnangagwa said.
His main opponent will be Nelson Chamisa, 40, leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, which lost its stalwart, Morgan Tsvangirai, to cancer earlier this year.