Aug 02

Why a citizen wants Zanu-PF candidate struck off the ballot

The Supreme Court in Zimbabwe will hear a challenge from the Citizens Coalition for Change.This is in connection with its 12 candidates, who were barred from taking part in parliamentary elections due to the late submission of nomination papers. But, in a sudden twist, an individual filed a case against a Zanu-PF candidate, Rajeshkumari Modi, the sitting MP for Bulawayo South, for the same violation as the CCC’s candidates. News24 reports that the same Zimbabwe Electoral Commission register, Modi, who is also the deputy minister of commerce and international trade, submitted his nomination papers 20 minutes after the deadline.
The applicant, Innocent Ncube, is demanding that Modi be struck off the ballot paper.