President ED Mnangagwa submits to contest as 6 rivals vow to unseat him (SEE NAMES)


President Mnangagwa and six other candidates submitted their nomination papers yesterday to contest for Zimbabwe’s top job in the August 23 elections.

The President submitted himself “humbly” to the constitution as he visited the Nomination Court at the High Court in Harare. He said Zimbabwe’s democracy has “come of age” and expressed satisfaction that the process was going well.

Other presidential hopefuls including MDC leader Douglas Mwonzora, NCA’s Lovemore Madhuku, CCC’s Nelson Chamisa and Harry Peter Wilson also filed their nomination papers to stand in the election.

However, some candidates struggled to raise the $20,000 nomination fee in US dollars. LEAD leader Linda Masarira said she faced difficulties paying due to bank transfer limits, though she remained determined to contest.

Zimbabwe is set to hold harmonised elections on 23 August to elect a president, MPs and councillors. Yesterday nomination courts sat countrywide receiving candidates’ papers for the different tiers of government.

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