BREAKING: High Court delivers ruling on ‘bogus’ CCC candidates case


A High Court judge has dismissed an appeal by the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) challenging the nomination of allegedly fake candidates who used ‘forged’ signatures to represent the opposition party.

Justice Neville Wamambo ruled that the nomination papers filed by the disputed candidates contained nothing suspicious.

The CCC had filed an appeal after the Nomination Court allowed several candidates to file using CCC party symbols, but who the opposition party alleged were bogus and had used forged signatures of party officials.

In his ruling dismissing the appeal, High Court Judge Justice Neville Wamambo said the nomination papers contained nothing suspicious to warrant invalidating the candidates’ nominations.

The court’s decision means the contested candidates will be allowed to represent the CCC on the ballot for the upcoming elections, despite the opposition party’s claims that they are impostors.

The ruling comes amid concerns about alleged dirty tactics by the ruling party like the use of bogus candidates in the run-up to next month’s polls. Political analysts warn such tactics could cause confusion among opposition voters and split the votes benefiting Zanu PF candidates.

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