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Zimbabweans start casting votes

Staff Reporter

Zimbabweans began voting on Saturday in the most crucial election since independence from Britain in 1980, with veteran President Robert Mugabe facing the biggest challenge of his 28-year-rule. Some voters slept at the polling stations while others began queuing before dawn. Voting began just after 7am and was scheduled to end 12 hours later.

MDC factions agree on failure in Zim

Percy Zvomuya, Sapa-AFP

In an unusual show of unity, the two secretary generals of the two factions of Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) have described the dialogue that was meant to resolve the country's meltdown as "dead", painting a dire scenario for Zimbabwe after its upcoming elections.