The people’s president in peril?: Zanu PF plots to boot Tyson Kasukuwere from ballot box

G40 kingpin Cde Saviour Kasukuwere

Saviour Kasukuwere, an independent presidential aspirant in Zimbabwe, is facing a legal challenge from a Zanu PF activist who is seeking an order to bar him from contesting the election.

The activist, Lovedale Mangwana, claims that Kasukuwere’s nomination papers should be declared null and void because he is not a registered voter, which would be a violation of section 91 of the Constitution.

Kasukuwere’s spokesperson and chief election agent, Jacqueline Sande, has said that they are preparing a response and are confident that they will succeed in court.

“I would like to urge all Zimbabweans to rally behind Kasukuwere and bring change to our country. This is what democracy is all about. Where one leader has failed, s/he has to give the baton to someone else to develop or stir the ship.” Sande said.

Kasukuwere is one of 10 presidential candidates running in the election, which includes President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition leader Nelson Chamisa.

In another development, it has emerged that Kasukuwere was cleared on charges of abusing Constituency Development Funds (CDF) when he was the MP for Mt Darwin constituency, according to documents obtained by NewsDay.

A probe report by chief internal auditor, S Mapuke, dated January 2012, stated that “Cashmall Enterprises failed to supply some of the goods that were paid for by the CDF committee. The honourable MP (Kasukuwere) has since reimbursed the goods that were not supplied by Cashmall.”

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