In this photo supplied by Government Communications and Information Services, (GCIS) former Vice-President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, left, during a courtesy visit with South Africa President Jacob Zuma, right, in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Mnangagwa departs Wednesday to return to Zimbabwe to be inaugurated as president Friday. ( Photo/ Ntswe Mokoena

Mugabe Is Out, Zimbabwe’s Future is In!

Zimbabwe will hold it’s first election since the outing of Mugabe through a military coup November last year. The election which will hold July 30 was announced by the current interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mugabe was pressured to resign in November after 37 years of autocratic rule, in a dramatic standoff with the military, which placed the veteran leader under house arrest. The political tumult that led to Mugabe’s downfall began when he fired Mnangagwa, who served as vice president at the time and had been a close ally of Mugabe for decades, CNN Reports.
“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 the house of assembly and election of councilors,” Mnangagwa said.
A few facts about the election:
  • This will be the first time Mugabe’s name will not be on the voting ballot.
  • A runoff will be held on September 8 if none of the presidential candidates wins an outright majority.
  • More than five million of Zimbabwe’s 13 million people have registered to vote.
  • President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s main opponent is Nelson Chamisa, 40, leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change.

This is great for the younger generation of Zimbabwe who’ll have the chance to experience a new government other than dictator Mugabe who destroyed the economy and social value of the country.

Adedayo Laketu

Adedayo Laketu is a creative inventor who's interested in curating a New Age for Africa across all mediums.

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