Zimbabwe:23 Candidates Set to Campaign for Presidency

[The Herald] A record 23 people yesterday successfully filed nomination papers to contest as presidential candidates in the July 30 harmonised elections. The record figure, the highest since independence in 1980, has been described by political analysts as a sign of mature democracy and the opening up of political space by President Mnangagwa’s new dispensation.

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Zimbabwe:Court Rules that Poll Date Proclamation is President’s Job

[The Herald] THE President is obliged by the law to proclaim dates for the harmonised election within the prescribed period and neither a court of law nor any individual, for whatever reason, can stop him from performing such a mandatory function, Chief Justice Luke Malaba has ruled.

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Zimbabwe:Former Grace Mugabe Ally Kasukuwere Returns

[The Herald] Former Zanu-PF national political commissar and G40 kingpin Mr Saviour Kasukuwere returned home yesterday after spending six months and six days in self-imposed exile. He fled the country last November alongside other G40 cabalists, Professor Jonathan Moyo and Mr Patrick Zhuwao, who remain in exile.

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Zimbabwe:Opposition’s Chamisa Apologises for ‘Sexist’ Joke About His Sister

[New Zimbabwe] MDC-T president Nelson Chamisa has reportedly apologised for the “sexist” joke in which he pledged to give president Emmerson Mnangagwa his 18-year-old sister if the Zanu PF leader garnered just five percent of the votes in the forthcoming election.

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Zimbabwe:Govt Fires All Striking Nurses

[The Herald] Government has, with immediate effect, fired all striking nurses after they refused to return to work even though the employer acceded to their demands and availed over $17 million. President Mnangagwa has endorsed the dismissal to ensure new people were immediately engaged to save the lives of patients.

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