By Paul Nyathi|Hundreds of chanting Zimbabweans on Monday nearly caused a stampede as they gathered to see 94-year-old former President Robert Mugabe cast his vote which many believe was in favour of opposition leader Nelson Chamisa.
Mugabe revealed in a press briefing a day before the elections that he was not going to vote for the new leaders of his party ZANU PF but would vote for Chamisa.
There was mayhem as Mugabe made his way to the polling station with a huge crowd following him.
“We miss him. I last saw him ages ago,” says 22-year-old Everjoy Tafirei.
Mugabe stepped down in November under military pressure after 37 years in power.
“I just want to see him face to face, even shake his hand as someone I have supported all my life. I still feel like he is my hero,” says 34-year-old Jacob Mucheche.
Mugabe struggled to walk into the polling station but raised his fist before entering, acknowledging the crowd.