Zimbabweans today, turned out in their numbers to vote for a new president, parliamentarians and councillors.
The election is considered the most critical after the one in 1980 as it is the first since the removal of Robert Mugabe, who is viewed by many as the author of the economic problems in the country.
Reports say that voting started by 08:am in the various polling centres like Chikokonya Guruve south, Chegutu,Current Shopping Centre, Budiriro, Umvukwesi Primary school, Dangamvura/Chikanga constituency, Forester Primary School, Mazowe North ward 27, Riversdale primary school Chikomba West, Dingumuzi primary and others.
However, voting was stopped at Chegutu due to the delivery of wrong voting materials.
Expressing satisfaction at the smooth progress of voting at Current Shopping Centre, Budiriro, the electorate, who started queuing as early as 6:am, said they are happy with the pace of the exercise following the arrival of a Southern African Development Community, SADC, observer mission.
Voting was still going on as at when filing in this report.
See photos from several polling stations: