2018 in Zimbabwe

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The following lists events from the year 2018 in Zimbabwe.



18 - President Mnagagwa announces that observer missions from the Commonwealth of Nations, the European Union, and the United Nations have been invited to monitor the 2018 general elections.




Sibusiso Moyo will be attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 as an observer, as Zimbabwe has an intention of reengaging with the international community - including a possible return of Zimbabwe to its status as a Commonwealth republic during 2018.


  • 29 July – On the eve of Zimbabwe's election, Mugabe made a surprise press conference where he stated his wish not to vote for President Mnangagwa and ZANU-PF, the party he founded

[2] Instead, he expressed his wish to vote his long time rival party, the MDC of Nelson Chamisa [3][4][5].

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President Mnangagwa has announced that Zimbabwe will seek a return to its membership of the Commonwealth as a Commonwealth republic, which was the case from April 1980 to December 2003.



  1. ^ "Incumbent Mnangagwa wins Zimbabwe vote". BBC News. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-44998488 | Zimbabwe election: Mugabe turns on Mnangagwa in surprise pre-poll speech - BBC News
  3. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/29/robert-mugabe-zanu-pf-zimbabwe-election%7C Robert Mugabe: I won't vote for Zanu-PF in Zimbabwe election | World news | The Guardian
  4. ^ https://news.sky.com/story/zimbabwes-robert-mugabe-refuses-to-back-successor-mnangagwa-in-election-11453221 | Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe refuses to back successor Mnangagwa in election - Sky News
  5. ^ https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/07/zimbabwe-mugabe-won-vote-successor-mnangagwa-180729100342113.html | Zimbabwe's Mugabe says he won't vote for successor Mnangagwa