Harare — Zimbabwe will hold its general elections on July 30, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday. This will be the first poll since the army forced 94-year-old former president Robert Mugabe to resign in November. Mnangagwa, who became president following the military takeover, has promised to deliver on free and fair elections to win over Zimbabwe’s critics at home and abroad. Missing from the July ballot for the first time in 20 years will be Zimbabwe’s foremost political gladiators, Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai, the former opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader, who died from cancer in February. The vote will pit Mnangagwa against a clutch of opponents including 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa from the MDC. In a brief Government Gazette statement, Mnangagwa said he had fixed July 30 "as the day of the election of the president, the election of members of the national assembly and election of councillors". Prospective candidates will be registered on June 14...

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