Zimbabwe:Elections Chief Chigumba in Violation of Oath of Office – Opposition

[New Zimbabwe] MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has demanded that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba apologises to for her “unconstitutional” declarations that elections will go ahead even in the face of apparent irregularities around the voters roll.

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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: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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Southern Africa:South Africa Returns Zimbabwe State Papers Dating Back to 1927

[The Herald] South Africa has returned Rhodesian Cabinet files and others State papers dating back to 1927 that Ian Douglas Smith took to that country following the collapse of his regime and these will be officially handed over to President Mnangagwa at State House tomorrow.

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