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Mugabe says he will vote for the opposition in Monday's poll

Mugabe says he will vote for the opposition in Monday's poll

The election could confirm the country's rehabilitation after years as a pariah under Mr Mugabe and help unlock foreign investment, especially if Western observers, monitoring for the first time since 2002, declare it fair.

Mr Mugabe, who was forced out of power last November, vowed to support MDC's Nelson Chamisa, 40, instead of his Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party successor Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Referring to current president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took office with the military's support, the 94-year-old told reporters on Sunday: "I can not vote for those who have tormented me".

Mr Charisma has accused the incumbent party of dirty tactics as well as the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission of bias towards ZANU-PF.

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a rally in Bulawayo on June 23, 2018.

The former deputy of Robert Mugabe was sacked weeks before the veteran leader was deposed previous year - and they are more at odds now than ever before.

"Whoever wins, we wish him well ..."

Mr Mugabe said: "I hope the choice of voting tomorrow will throw, thrust away the military government and bring us back to constitutionality".

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Zimbabwe's former leader, who appeared to have finally allowed his hair to go gray, spent the final question musing on his legacy, reminding people of his years in prison during the country's fight for liberation and his work raising literacy and education standards.

Mugabe described his November ousting as a coup, arguing that his rule was legitimate because he held elections every five years.

Moyo said Chamisa was the best candidate in the presidential election.

He made the comments after Mugabe said he would vote for the opposition in Monday's election.

Chamisa, head of the MDC party, could become Zimbabwe's youngest president.

"If we miss this opportunity we will never have it again".

With 5.6 million registered voters, the results of the presidential, parliamentary and local elections are due by August 4.

The winning candidate must secure more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a run-off in September.

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