MDC candidate for Shamva South constituency Leman Pwanyiwa has taken his Zanu-PF opponent Chief Bramwell Bushu to the High Court arguing that his candidature is unconstitutional.
Pwanyiwa cites Bushu, Zanu-PF, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and the National Council of Chiefs as respondents. Pwanyiwa wants the High Court to issue an order stopping Chief Bushu from being a Zanu-PF candidate. Part of his High Court application reads:
This is an application for an interdict against the first respondent (Bushu) from being a member of the second respondent (Zanu PF) and from standing for election as a candidate for the National Assembly elections for Shamva South Constituency. The applicant (Pwanyiwa) also seeks interdict to bar the third respondent (Zec) functionaries who will be deployed at the Nomination Court sitting at the Magistrates’ Court Main Street Bindura, situated in Mashonaland Central Province, from receiving and accepting the first respondent’s nomination papers.
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