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High Court sets down date for Kasukuwere hearing

I'm Not Sure Why Mnangagwa Failed - Kasukuwere

Harare | The matter between a Harare man Lovedale Mangwana and Presidential aspirant Saviour Kasukuwere has been set down for hearing on June 29 at the High Court.

The matter will be heard before Justice Mangota.

Mangwana this week filed an urgent chamber application at the High Court questioning the legality of Kasukuwere’s candidature.

His grounds of argument were that Kasukuwere is not a registered voter by virtue of not been a resident in any constituency in Zimbabwe for a period in excess of 18 consecutive months- which is in violation of Section 91(1) (c) of the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution of Zimbabwe ” read further together with Section 24 and (3) of the Electoral Act.

The Act states that Tyson’s name cannot me retained on the voter’s roll under the prevailing circumstances thereby making his nomination a nullity.

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Part of the urgent chamber application reads:

“Further notice that the application is made on the grounds that o n 22June 2023, the Nomination Court sat consequent upon promulgation of the date for general elections (which is 23 August 2023).

“First respondent (Kasukuwere) submitted his nomination paper before the Nomination Court to be accepted as a candidate for election to the office of President of the Republic of Zimbabwe in the forthcoming elections. ”

“The Nomination
Court accepted his nomination paper but the decision of the Nomination Court is in violation of section 91 (1) (c) and
(d) as read with paragraph 1 (2) of the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution of Zimbabwe, 2013 as read further together with section 23 and (3) of the

Electoral Act more particularly in that first respondent is not a registered voter in that he has not been resident in any constituency in the Republic of Zimbabwe for a period in excess of 18 consecutive months, and his name cannot, by that circumstance, be retained on the voter’s roll.”

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The self exiled G40 acolyte and former Central Intelligence Operative successfully filed his nomination papers last Wednesday through his election agent Harare lawyer Jackie Sande.

He is part of the 11 candidates that were accepted by the Zimbabwe’ Electoral Commission (ZEC).

It seems his declaration of interest to contest as an independent has send shivers within the perceived two Zanu PF factions.

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