BREAKING NEWS
CTNOW

African Union

Zimbabwe rallies one last time before historic election

Zimbabwe's president promised a "thunderous victory" and his main challenger told him "bye-bye" as they rallied supporters one last time ahead of Monday's election in a country seeking to move past decades of economic and political paralysis.

The vote will be a first for the southern African nation: Longtime leader Robert Mugabe won't be on the ballot after resigning in November following a military takeover and pressure from the ruling ZANU-PF party that once backed him. The majority of Zimbabwe's 5 million voters grew up under Mugabe's 37-year rule .

Supporters of the 75-year-old President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former Mugabe deputy, and the 40-year-old...

73°