Unemployment, poverty and a stagnant economy are among the main issues for Zimbabwean voters.
Many in Zimbabwe find themselves caught in a wave of hyperinflation, unable to afford the basics.
Now, add several other social issues, including crime, into the mix – and there’s a recipe for voter discontent.
The two main candidates are expected to be 80-year-old incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa from the ruling Zanu-PF party.
And his younger challenger is opposition leader Nelson Chamisa from the Citizens Coalition for Change.
So will they fulfill their promises to the voters? And what challenges will they face?
Presenter: Tom McRae
Vince Museu – Economist based in Harare
Piers Pigou – Head of the South Africa Program at the Institute for Security Studies
Tendai Reuben Mbofana – Political analyst and social commentator