Kasukuwere’s presidential bid case set for Supreme Court next week


Harare (New Ziana) – The appeal case of disqualified presidential aspirant, Saviour Kasukuwere will be heard in the Supreme Court next Wednesday.

The High Court barred Kasukuwere from contesting in next month’s elections on the grounds that he had contravened some sections of the constitution by being continuously absent from the country and his constituency for more than 18 months. This followed an application by lawyer, Lovedale Mangwana.

The Supreme Court on Thursday set down the matter for next week after lawyers for both Mangwana and Kasukuwere consented that the appeal that the latter made soon after the High Court made its ruling be heard on an urgent basis. Noting of the appeal with the Supreme Court had prompted Mangwana to make an urgent chamber application to the same court that the appeal be heard on an urgent basis.

Zimbabwe is holding presidential, parliamentary and local government elections on August 23 to choose new representatives for the next five years.

Kasukuwere had successfully submitted his nomination papers on June 21 through his election agent, Jacqueline Sande to become one of the 12 presidential candidates that include President Emmerson Mnangagwa of the ruling ZANU (PF), main opposition CCC’s Nelson Chamisa and Elizabeth Valerio of the United Zimbabwe Alliance, (UZA) who is the only female candidate.

The other presidential candidates are Douglas Mwonzora, Trust Chikohora, Lovemore Madhuku, Blessing Kasiyamhuru, Joseph Makamba Busha, Willson Harry and Gwinyai Muzorewa. The number of presidential candidates has significantly reduced compared to 2018 elections when 23 candidates contested.

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