Harare ‑ Campaigning in Zimbabwe's high stakes upcoming general election reaches its end on Saturday, with the two biggest parties ‑ Zanu-PF and the MDC Alliance ‑ simultaneously staging their last rallies in the capital Harare.
Zimbabweans take to the polling booths on Monday to decide their next leader as well as legislative and local authority representatives.
Zimbabwe Electoral Commissioner Qhubani Moyo told African News Agency that all the 55 parties participating in the election would not be allowed to have campaigns after Saturday.
“Political parties will be winding their campaigns; the last day for public gatherings for campaigns is going to be on Saturday, which is 48 hours before the election day,” he said.
The Zimbabwean Electoral Act specifies that all campaigns should cease at least 24 hours before polling stations open, which normally is at 7 am.