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Zimbabwe's Mugabe addresses nation hours before election

Zimbabwe's Mugabe addresses nation hours before election

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses the final rally of his campaign at the stadium in Harare on Saturday.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has responded after the founding father of Zanu-PF and Independent Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, publicly scorned and dismissed the new government as nothing more that a rogue and unconstitutional military regime that deserve to be booted out of power when Zimbabweans vote on Monday, 30 July, 2018.

Many in Zimbabwe knew no other leader but Mr Mugabe, who led the country for 37 years and since independence from white minority rule in 1980.

"I said I can't vote for those who have caused me to be in this situation.so there is Chamisa left".

In a media briefing on Sunday, Chamisa said the elections were just a formality as he prepares for the inauguration after the elections.

Former Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo has thrown his weight behind MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa and penned a "letter to Matabeleland" urging the region to reject Zanu PF in tomorrow's elections.

Zimbabwe's military generals shocked the world past year when they seized control and ushered Mnangagwa to power after Mugabe, 94, allegedly tried to position his wife Grace, 53, to be his successor.

Mugabe said Zimbabwe was no longer democratic and the country was under a military regime. "The more the merrier", Chamisa said in response to a question about Mugabe's endorsement. 'I can not vote for Zanu-PF, ' the ruling party he long controlled.

Mugabe added that had not met Chamisa.

Elections during Mr Mugabe's authoritarian rule were marred by fraud and violence, and this year's campaign has been dominated by accusations that the vote will be rigged.

It was previously led by long-term Mugabe opponent Morgan Tsvangirai until his death previous year. He said he resigned "to avoid bloodshed" and "to avoid conflict between the army and the people".

They will be voting in presidential, parliamentary and local elections.

Mr Chamisa, who became an MP at the age of 25, could become Zimbabwe's youngest president.

A run-off will be held in September if neither candidate wins outright.