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Zimbabwe Election 2018: Mugabe votes in first poll since being ousted

A frail Mugabe, accompanied by his wife, Grace, shuffled into the polling booth and spent several minutes filling in his ballot paper with the help of an assistant.


Reuters 30 Jul 2018, 11:27 AM Zimbabwe
  • Former president Robert Mugabe, 94, cast his vote in a Harare township on Monday in Zimbabwe's first election that does not include his name on the ballot paper. (Image Credit: Reuters)

Former president Robert Mugabe, 94, cast his vote in a Harare township on Monday in Zimbabwe's first election that does not include his name on the ballot paper.

A frail Mugabe, accompanied by his wife, Grace, shuffled into the polling booth and spent several minutes filling in his ballot paper with the help of an assistant. A huge crowd gathered outside, some cheering, many booing.

Mugabe was removed last November in a de facto coup that brought his former ally Emmerson Mnangagwa to power. Mnangagwa is the favorite in Monday's vote. 

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