Voters turn out en masse in peaceful Zimbabwe elections

A Zimbabwean waits to cast his vote on 30 July, 2018. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

About five million Zimbabweans have registered to vote at over 10 000 polling stations across the country.

Voting is underway.

Zimbabwe's Election Commission (ZEC) has referred alleged violations of electoral law by some candidates to police for investigation.

The ZEC says voting has been peaceful so far.

Voter turnout is high at most polling stations.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Neville Mandimika, an Africa Strategist at Rand Merchant Bank.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

The voter base feels their votes count a lot more now…

Neville Mandimika, Rand Merchant Bank

A muddle along scenario is obviously bad for Southern Africa… We need something different for Zim to start correlating with the ‘Africa Rising’ mantra…

Neville Mandimika, Rand Merchant Bank

There is a broad-based acknowledgement of the challenges…

Neville Mandimika, Rand Merchant Bank

The risk of violence is minimal… economically, the region stands to benefit…

Neville Mandimika, Rand Merchant Bank

I am convinced, whatever the outcome, it will be fairly positive… Either result will be fairly beneficial for the economy.

Neville Mandimika, Rand Merchant Bank

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