The High Court in Bulawayo has barred twelve candidates from the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) from contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections in the city’s constituencies after ruling that they filed their nominations after the 4pm deadline.
CCC spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere confirmed the development on Twitter.
“We’ve received a report that our candidates in Bulawayo have been barred from contesting,” Mahere confirmed.
Mahere added that the opposition CCC will challenge the Bulawayo High Court’s decision.
“CCC will appeal against the Bulawayo Judgment. Citizens have the right to nominate candidates within the ambit of the law and to be represented by MPs that they choose in a free & fair election. The right to parliamentary representation of choice is sacred. #ForEveryone,” she said.
Justice Nokuthula Moyo handed the judgment on behalf of Justice Bongani Ndlovu saying that the opposition contenders had filed their nomination papers after the 4PM deadline on June 21.