CCC’s Bulawayo 12, back on the ballot

Staff Reporter

12 Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) aspiring National Assembly members are back on the ballot after the Supreme Court set aside a High Court judgment that had disqualified them from contesting in the August 23 general election.

The 12 and four others from smaller parties had been thrown out of the race by the Bulawayo High Court which ruled that they had filed their nomination papers after the 4PM deadline on June 21.

Watch: Lawyer Douglas Coltart explain the implications of the Supreme Court judgement

The Supreme Court bench chaired by Justice Tendai Uchena set aside the High court ruling stating that full reasons will be made later.

Addressing journalists after the ruling, CCC spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere said: “We won’t stop demanding democracy for everyone. The people of Bulawayo must never be deprived of the right to choose their leaders. We reject the imposition of Zanu PF in Bulawayo Province. We don’t celebrate (the judgement) because they should never have been removed in the first place.”

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