CCC candidates saga: Angry Nelson Chamisa strongly warns Mnangagwa, threatens to boycott elections


CCC leader Nelson Chamisa has lashed out after a High Court ruling disqualified 12 of his party’s candidates from contesting Bulawayo parliamentary seats in next month’s elections.

Chamisa slammed the judgement as “skewed” and said President Mnangagwa was trying to steal the election by barring opposition candidates through “biased courts”.

The fiery opposition leader warned Zanu-PF to expect a legal fight against the ruling, saying “no one will be barred based on bogus excuses.”

In an angry address to supporters in Kadoma, Chamisa fumed: “If you disqualify candidates you’ve nullified elections…then you’ve driven the country into anarchy.”

The High Court ruled that the 12 CCC candidates filed their nomination papers after the 4pm deadline on June 22. But CCC says their candidates were at the court on time.

The ruling means key CCC figures like Gift Siziba now can’t stand in their constituencies, while Zanu-PF candidates including Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube will run unopposed.

Chamisa threatened to boycott the presidential election on August 23 unless “legal and constitutional guarantees” are given, revealing “skewed court judgments influenced by Mnangagwa will not go unchallenged.”

CCC has repeatedly accused ZEC and the judiciary of being “victims of State capture”. But the government insist all rulings have been fair and above board.

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