Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa rejects claims by Mugabe that elections will not be free

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa cast his vote on Monday in the first election since the removal of Robert Mugabe, rejecting claims made by his former mentor a day earlier that the election would not be free.

Mnangagwa, a 75-year-old former intelligence chief, is facing off against Nelson Chamisa, a 40-year-old lawyer and preacher who is vying to become Zimbabwe’s youngest head of state.

Reporting by Joe Brock; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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