After months of speculation over the date to hold the 2023 elections, the Zimbabwean government has reportedly announced August 23 as the date for holding its nationwide elections.

It was learned that the government official said that President Emmerson Mnangagwa has “set the 23rd day of August 2023 as the day of the presidential election”.

National Assembly and local government elections will also be held on that day.

Mnangagwa’s Zanu-PF party, which has been in power since independence in 1980, will face off against the Citizens’ Coalition for Change (CCC) led by Nelson Chamisa, a 45-year-old lawyer and pastor. He will be Mnangagwa’s opponent for the second time.

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