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:Zanu-PF the Only Party of Hope – Mnangagwa

[The Herald] The forthcoming elections offer an opportunity to redefine and rebuild the country with Zanu-PF as the only party of hope, President Mnangagwa said yesterday. President Mnangagwa, who is also Zanu-PF First Secretary, said this while addressing the ruling party’s Central Committee at Zanu-PF Headquarters in Harare.

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Zimbabwe:Political Parties Not a Business – Chief Justice

[The Herald] CHIEF Justice Luke Malaba said the formation of a political party is not an income generating project hence upstart political outfits must not burden the courts with claims of a share from the election campaign fund awarded in terms of the Political Parties (Finance) Act.

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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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