Mnangagwa holds on to power in Zimbabwe’s 2018 general elections

                      Kholwani Nyathi

                     Kholwani Nyathi

Millions of Zimbabweans voters cast their ballots in crucial presidential and parliamentary elections, the first since the country's independence in 1980, and  without Mr. Robert Mugabe as a candidate.
Voting generally was reported as peaceful. Pres Emmerson Mnangagwa cast his ballot in the central city of Kwekwe, while opposition candidate Nelson Chamisa voted in Kuwadzana township in Harare. 94-year-old Mugabe voted in Harare's Highfield township. 

As of the time of broadcast, Official results showed that the ruling Zanu-PF party is leading in the vote, having the most seats in the parliamentary ballot thereby strengthening President’s Mnangagwa's prospects of holding onto power in the key presidential vote.
 
Mnangagwa, 75, had promised a free and fair vote after the military ushered him to power in November when Mr. Mugabe was ousted. Under Mugabe's 37-year rule, elections were often marred by fraud and violence. Mr. Kholwani Nyathi, editor at The Standard, Zimbabwe's leading Sunday paper joins us with analysis on the Zimbabwe’s elections.

GUEST
Kholwani Nyathi
Editor at The Standard, Zimbabwe 

HOSTS
Wuyi Jacobs
Dennis Kabatto Oluwole


MUSIC:

  • "The Love" from Album Drum Love by Asase Yaa.
  • "Politics Na Big Business" from album  No Place for My Dream by Femi Kuti and the Positive Force.

PRODUCTION
Wuyi Jacobs
Dennis Kabatto Oluwole
Akenataa Hamagaadji

Broadcast on Aug 01, 2018.

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