Electoral Court sets date for Linda Masarira’s nomination challenge

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Linda Masarira

Electoral Court sets date for Linda Masarira’s nomination challenge #ElectionsZW

By Daniel Chigundu

The Electoral Court has set 24 July as the set down date to hear Linda Masarira‘s appeal against the rejection of her nomination by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).

Masarira who wanted to pay her US$20 000 nomination fees using RTGS, failed to make the transaction due to bank limit issues.

This is despite the fact that her nomination papers met the other required conditions for nomination.

Masarira approached the Electoral Court seek redress arguing that she was being disenfranchised because of the country’s banking policies.

After successfully filing her challenge, the Electoral Court has now set a date for the hearing.

According to Masarira, the court has now set 24 July as the date on which her challenge will be heard.

“The Electoral Court has given me a set down date which is 24 July 2023, to hear my appeal where I am challenging why ZEC refused to accept RTGS payment for nomination fees.

“So this is the set down date that has been sent to other respondents,” she said.

Another female Presidential candidate Elisabeth Valerio of United Zimbabwe Alliance (UZA) who also challenged her nomination status has won her challenge.

The court ruled that ZEC was wrong to reject her nomination and ordered that she be included on the list of candidates.

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is opposing Masarira’s challenge arguing that there is no merit in the case.

Masarira was part of politicians that attended the Political Parties Roundtable on Violence Against Women in Politics organised by the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN)


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