@sharonpimcott I know that I'll be in Zimbabwe during June of 2018. I'll be visiting Hwange,and Victoria Falls. I've been to Zimbabwe before when there ware elections and didn't have any problems. As you well know tourists aren't affected by Zimbabwe's political issues. In fact on my second visit to Zimbabwe in 2011 I was told that all of Zimbabwe's political problems were over,and that I could move to Zimbabwe. I can remember very well being asked by the gentlemen in Immigration to please invest in Zimbabwe. Well you can imagine my reaction.
Hi @optig, I have to say that I expect the 2018 election could get really quite violent (again - ie like some of the previous ones, when there were travel warnings from most countries) - unless something changes in the meantime. ZANU-PF will never - never - (from what I know personally of some of those high-level men) let go of power easily. So if they win fairly and squarely, there shouldn't be problems. But, this time - since Zim really is on a knife-edge these days with some people at last demonstrating and speaking out etc - if it's not free and fair - and if, by some miracle, ZANU-PF looses, well I have to say, that I never left the country intentionally (as a lot of people did) during the last few elections - but, for 2018, I'd be very very wary, if I was still living there. I don't think they know the month of the elections as yet - but last one was earlier than June if I remember rightly. I really do believe there's a very good chance that Zanu would stoop to civil war, rather than to relinquishing power.... But, then, elections are another year+ away - and anything could happen in that time!
(By the way, if you edit your 'm' in my surname to a 'n', then I'll get notification of you talking to me!) Cheers!