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Time to set Zimbabwe free, says Chamisa, as election date is set

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Zimbabwe will hold elections on 23rd August 2023.

And the main opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) says Zimbabweans have an opportunity to liberate themselves through this election.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Proclamation 4 of 2023 said, “Fix the 23rd day of August, 2023, as the day of the election to the office of President, the election of members of the National Assembly and election of councillors.”

President Mnangagwa faces CCC president Nelson Chamisa whom he narrowly beat in the previous disputed election.

Chamisa’s party is calling on Zimbabweans to take this election serious and turn out in numbers to vote out ZANU – PF and Mnangagwa to pave way for what they call a New Great Zimbabwe.

A Zambian Eye Correspondent in Harare the capital says there are however fears that Mnangagwa will manipulate the vote to secure a second term of office.

The country goes to the polls in absence of electoral reforms that have brought disputes in the past.

Zimbabwe has had poor performing economy following sanctions from the European Union, UK and USA after the contraversial land policy embarked by late president Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF government that saw white farmers lose their land.

The country once known as a food basket of Southern Africa has not recovered from this standoff with the west.

The inflation has been at its highest record with the exchange forcing the country to introduce US dollar.

Even after a bloodless coup d’etat that saw Mnangagwa takeover from Mugabe the situation has remained the same with thousands of Zimbabweans fleeing the country to neighbouring South Africa, Zambia and UK as economic refugees.

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