Zimbabwe court puts brakes on Mugabe loyalist presidential bid

Former Zimbabwe government minister Saviour Kasukuwere, who sought to challenge President Emmerson Mnangagwa in upcoming elections, has been barred from contesting.

A Harare high court judge has invalidated Mr Kasukuwere’s application to contest as an independent candidate mere weeks after the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission accepted his registration papers.

Lawyer Lovedale Mangwana challenged the body’s decision in court, arguing that Mr Kasukuwere was no longer a registered voter – a criterion for a candidate – as he had lived outside Zimbabwe for longer than 18 months.

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