Zimbabwean president has announced has announced the country’s national elections will be held on 30 July, Reuters on Wednesday cited a government document as saying.

The  President, Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday, the first since the army forced 94-year-old former president Robert Mugabe to resign last November.

Mnangagwa, who became president following the military take-over, has promised to deliver on free and fair elections to win over Zimbabwe’s critics at home and abroad.

Emmerson Mnangagwa. (File: AP)

The vote will pit him against a clutch of opponents including 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa from the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change.

About 5.5 million Zimbabweans have registered to vote in the country’s elections. ')}

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Zimbabwean president has announced has announced the country's national elections will be held on 30 July, Reuters on Wednesday cited a government document as saying. The  President, Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday, the first since the army forced 94-year-old former president Robert Mugabe to resign last November. Mnangagwa, who became president following the military...