30 Jul 2018

Future of Zimbabwe in the balance as election polls close

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

For the first time ever, Robert Mugabe has not been an election candidate in Zimbabwe.

Polls have just closed there in the first full presidential and parliamentary contest since the country’s long serving ruler was ousted.

Mr Mugabe – who was in power for 37 years – has announced he would not be voting for his successor to the leadership of the Zanu-PF party, but will vote for the opposition candidate.

Our foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Miller reports.