President Mnangagwa registers as presidential candidate


Harare (New Ziana) – President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday officially registered to stand as a presidential candidate for the ruling ZANU-PF party in the upcoming general election.

Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Ziyambi Ziyambi filed papers for President Mnangagwa’s candidacy at the nomination court at the High Court in Harare.

He is expected to battle for the presidency against several other aspirants in the August 23 vote, which also includes parliament and local government.

President Mnangagwa is widely considered a front-runner, after comfortably shrugging off 23 challengers in the last presidential vote in 2018.

His main challenger is expected to be Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa, who last time disputed the outcome of the vote in the court, and lost.

Speaking after submitting President Mnangagwa’s nomination papers, Ziyambi said the ruling party was geared for the election, and confident of victory.

“Yes, we submitted our papers, what we are waiting for now, is 4PM so that we know who we will be contesting with. We are ready for the election, we just wait to find out who the other candidates are,” he said.

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