The case of the 141-year-old voter: Zimbabwe ballot at risk

Thousands of opposition party supporters march on the streets of Harare, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. The worlds oldest person is 141 years of age and lives in Zimbabwe. At least thats according to the countrys voters roll, which has come under sharThe Associated Press
Thousands of opposition party supporters march on the streets of Harare, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. The world's oldest person is 141 years of age and lives in Zimbabwe. At least that's according to the country's voters' roll, which has come under sharp scrutiny ahead of the July 30 election, the first in decades without longtime leader Robert Mugabe. The main opposition party has called the voters' roll deeply flawed and the most prominent sign that the election's credibility is at risk. On Wednesday, thousands of people were rallying in the capital, Harare, to call for more transparency. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

The world's oldest person is 141 years of age and lives in Zimbabwe. Not far behind is a 134-year-old, also in Zimbabwe. At least that's according to the country's voters' roll, which has come under sharp scrutiny ahead of the July 30 election, the first in decades without leader Robert Mugabe.

The main opposition party has called the voters' roll deeply flawed and the most prominent sign that the election's credibility is at risk. On Wednesday, thousands of people are expected to rally in the capital, Harare, to call for more transparency.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the election commission have pledged a free and fair election, the issues with the voters' roll have many worried that Zimbabwe's government is failing to break with a long past of alleged election fraud.

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