Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared Monday, July 30 a public holiday to allow people to vote in the general elections slated for that day, the Zimbabwe Herald reported.

The declaration was made in terms of section 2 (2) of the Public Holidays and Prohibition of Business Act (chapter 10:21), as read together with section 38 (2) of the Electoral Act (chapter 2:13).

This comes as observer missions and embassies observing Monday’s elections expressed confidence in the country’s preparedness to hold the polls and urged all political parties to respect the rule of law on voting day.