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#2018ZimElection: President Mnangagwa casts his vote

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has rejected Mugabe's claim that election is not free

Harare – Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has cast his vote in his constituency of Kwekwe, about 200 kilometres (125 miles) south of the capital, Harare.

Mnangagwa wore a scarf with the country’s national colours as he arrived at a primary school converted into a polling station, and chatted briefly with election workers after casting his ballot.

He told reporters that he is committed to a Zimbabwe in which people have the “freedom to express their views, negative or positive.” He called the vote peaceful.

And he took the criticism of him by former leader Robert Mugabe on Sunday in stride, saying that “He is a citizen … He can engage me anytime.”

After elections are done, Zimbabwe will remain home to both winners and losers, he said.

In an impassioned address to citizens on the eve of what he called the most significant plebiscite since independence, Mnangagwa warned citizens and candidates in particular against breaking the law, News Day reported.

Associated Press and African News Agency (ANA)