ZANU PF candidate for the Mabvuku-Tafara constituency by-election, Scott Sakupwanya, has emerged victorious without facing any opposition. This unprecedented outcome follows a series of legal maneuvers and controversies surrounding the participation of eight recalled Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) Members of Parliament in the upcoming by-elections.
High Court Justice Never Katiyo, who initially issued an order on Thursday, October 7, barring the eight recalled CCC MPs from participating in the by-election, withdrew the order today. However, in a twist of events, a fresh order has been issued, now including Munyaradzi Kufahakutizwi in the list of candidates barred from contesting.
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The legal saga unfolded after CCC Interim Secretary General Sengezo Tshabangu took the matter to court, seeking to prevent the recalled CCC MPs from participating in the by-elections. Tshabangu argued that these MPs, having been expelled from the CCC, should not be allowed to contest the elections on behalf of the party that had removed them.
Source – Byo24News