(Last Updated on July 30, 2013 by Editor)
Zimbabweans go to the polls on Wednesday to elect a president and parliament, in an election that will mark the end of the troubled coalition government between veteran President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.
Mr Mugabe, leader of Zanu-PF, is seeking to extend his 33-year rule. His main rival is Mr Tsvangirai, who helped form the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in 1999 and has been Mr Mugabe’s only credible challenger at the polls since independence in 1980.
The election will be the first to be held under the new constitution approved in a referendum in March this year. Parliamentary elections are to be held on the same day.
Nomsa Maseko reports on the final stages of campaigning.