Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has set 23 August 2023 as the date for the country’s general election – including presidential and parliamentary polls.
Tensions have been rising ahead of the vote, with the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) calling for an audit into the voters’ roll citing missing names, including some of its officials and voters being moved several kilometres away from their wards of residence.
The electoral body has said the ongoing voters’ roll inspection exercise will resolve some of these anomalies.
As we reported earlier, Zimbabwe’s government summoned the acting US ambassador to the country over election-related social media posts, which it said amounted to activism and meddling in internal affairs.
The US, which stands by its remarks, had encouraged Zimbabweans to “make sure your voice is heard” in the vote.