- Opposition party leader Nelson Chamisa is confident he will win the first Zimbabwean election since Robert Mugabe was ousted in 2017
- Chamisa shared his optimism on social media, claiming to be winning resoundingly
- The voting results are expected to be out by 4 August
After years of rule under Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe had its first election for a new leader. Nelson Chamisa, the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party, said on social media that he was winning the election and they've done exceedingly well.
While counting is still underway, Zimbabweans are excited and nervously awaiting the results. It is expected that the final results will be in by the 4th of August. More than 5 million Zimbabweans registered for the election.
TimesLIVE reports there were 10 000 polling stations around Zimbabwe and that by Monday night the turnout at the polls were 75%.
Chamisa and his party is considered the main opposition of ZANU-PF party and President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
There are plans for a run-off vote on the 8th of September if none of the running candidates won by at least 50%.
Mugabe made his vote in Harare. Briefly.co.za learned that Mugabe surprisingly asked Zimbabweans on Sunday to reject ZANU-PF.
Whoever wins the election will have to take on a mountain of problems. The Zimbabwean economy was destroyed when farms owned by white farmers were taken and unemployment is a huge problem as well.
The new leader of Zimbabwe will have to find a way to fix the hyperinflation Zimbabwe suffers under.
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