CCC accuses ruling party of election meddling
The main opposition party, CCC, has accused the ruling ZANU PF of causing confusion during the nomination process that resulted in some constituencies fielding multiple candidates.
During a press conference in Harare, CCC spokesperson Fadzai Mahere alleged that after failing to infiltrate the party, ZANU PF officials forged signatures on nomination papers.
Mahere claimed they found evidence of double nominations in 20 provinces and had reported the matter to the police while also filing complaints with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).
“We submitted objections under the Electoral Act for candidates who were not endorsed by us. We also lodged police reports in Masvingo and other constituencies as this amounts to fraud,” she said.
Mahere further alleged that some candidates stated they had not submitted the nomination papers themselves, suggesting someone else filed them without their knowledge.
She mentioned CCC would take legal action with proof that the nomination forms of the disputed candidates contained incorrect logos and signatures, indicating fraud.
However, ZANU PF distanced itself from the CCC’s situation, stating it was satisfied with its own nomination process and expects victory in the August 23 elections.