Although Zimbabwe's executive dissolves today to make way for the eighth election since the country's independence in 1980 tomorrow, President Emmerson Mnangagwa shows little sign of being a man who is spending his last days in office. On the contrary, Mnangagwa, who has been in charge for about eight months since his rise to power last November, spent the final week ahead of tomorrow's election, ramping up his "Zimbabwe is open for business" drive. He also attended the three-day Brics summit in South Africa this week, briefly leaving the political campaign trail to his rival Nelson Chamisa, who has almost 100 election rallies under his belt. Mnangagwa presided over several ceremonies, which included opening a platinum mine owned by Karo in Mhondoro-Ngezi, a chrome mine owned by African Chrome Fields in Kwekwe, and Harare airport's $153-million (R2-billion) expansion. Earlier this month he attended the $241-million ceremony for the upgrade of the Beitbridge border post, one of South...

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